Resources for designing a knitted lace shawl


If you want to design your own (lace) knitted shawls, here’s a few ideas on how to get you started.

Designing my own shawl is on my knitting bucket list. I started one in September after following the Craftsy class on shawl design. But life got in the way, and project got abandoned. Probably just as well, as I was really making thing far more complicated than they needed to be, though I couldn’t see it at the time.

After an accidental purchase of Traditional Knitted Lace Shawls (I meant to get a sample on my kindle only, really!), I got inspired to try again.

This time, I’m going to take a slightly different approach. I’ve taken another look at the Craftsy class (which is brilliant, by the way), but I’m using a few other resources too.

There’s an excellent list of resources for designing a lace shawl that was drawn up by the Knit Purl Gurl in 2011. It’s a great starting point. The cheat sheet for basic shawl shapes in particular is really handy.

But although it’s a good list, new online resources have appeared since the Knit Purl Gurl published her post (and sadly she won’t be updating it). And I’ve found some offline resource useful too, so I’d thought I’d share what I’ve found useful in addition to Knit Purl Gurl’s original list.

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  1. June 11, 2014

    […] because despite the excellent teaching of the class and the various other resources at my disposal, putting theory into practice always turns up unexpected difficulties. I’ve […]

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