• 4:20

    A Stretchy Bind Off for Top-Down Shawls

    Working the bind off on your top-down shawl is an important step to have a shawl that you love to wear. If the bind off is too tight, you won’t be able to properly block the piece, and the bottom of it may even curl when you wear it. In this video, Jen Lucas takes…

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  • 14:42

    Better Garter Tab Cast On for Crescent Shawls

    The garter tab cast on is a popular technique used to start top-down shawl patterns. In this video, shawl expert Michele Lee Bernstein explains her method of making a better garter tab when working a top-down crescent shawl. Michele begins by showing several crescent shawl swatches. She notes that in some cases, a small but…

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  • 9:48

    Blocking a Lace Shawl

    Once the knitting on a lace shawl is complete, you’ll likely want to block the piece to open the lace to fully show the beauty of the stitches. In this video, shawl expert Michele Lee Bernstein demonstrates how to wet block a lace shawl. Wet blocking is commonly used on items that were knit in…

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  • 4:09

    Elastic Bind Off

    The elastic bind off is a simple one to work and creates a stretchy bind off for garter stitch, lace projects, and more. In this video, knitting expert Michele Lee Bernstein demonstrates how to work the elastic bind off. Michele discusses that this a knitwise bind off that can be worked on either side of…

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  • 21:36

    Garter Stitch Three-Wedge Shawl

    Working from the top down is a popular method for knitting shawls. The three-wedge shawl shape provides both versatility and warmth. It’s also simple to knit. In this video, designer Jen Lucas shares a recipe-style pattern for how to knit a top-down three-wedge garter stitch shawl. SUPPLIES This shawl can be knit in any weight…

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  • 6:20

    How to Work the Garter Tab Cast On

    The garter tab cast on is the perfect cast on for top-down shawls. If your shawl is going to have a garter edge running along the top, this cast on is for you. It provides a near-seamless edging to the top of the shawl. In this video, Jen Lucas will show you how to work…

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  • 16:15

    Knit a Garter Stitch Crescent Shawl

    Shawl knitting doesn’t need to be complicated and fussy. It can be fun and soothing with simple shawl shapes worked in garter stitch. In this video, Jen Lucas shows you how to knit a top-down crescent shawl worked in garter stitch. SUPPLIES This shawl can be knit in any weight of yarn you like, and…

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  • 21:39

    Knit a Garter Stitch Triangle Shawl

    Top-down triangle shawls are an immensely popular shawl shape because they are so versatile as well as easy to knit. In this video, shawl designer Jen Lucas gives you a recipe-style pattern for how to knit a top-down triangle shawl in garter stitch. SUPPLIES This shawl can be knit in any weight of yarn you…

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