This is the first chapter in our eBook called ShawlStar by Elizabeth Felgate. Rest assured, you’re far from the only one who’s asking this question.
It comes down to whether you’re a Product or a Process Knitter.
If You’re a Product Knitter
You want to make sure that the items you make will actually get used!
Felgate tells us that “Shawls have been keeping us warm and enhancing our appearance for hundreds of years.”. How’s that for something that will get used?
Fortunately, with shawls, there are lots of types of shawls. You can pick the type that you’ll end up wearing (stripes, lace, cables, beads, colorwork, streamlined, it’s really up to you).
There’s a lot of variety in shawls.
If You’re a Process Knitter
This one is a bit easier because you just enjoy the process of Knitting.
Felgate shares with us that “simple, practical wraps, and exquisite showpieces featuring fiendishly challenging lace work both exist in shawls”.
What you end up making is really up to you! What do you enjoy making? You really have your options wide open here.
Is there a stitch you like making? Or, maybe a technique that you want to master? You’ll most-likely find a shawl that uses them!
A Bit More from ShawlStar
ShawlStar really is a treasure trove of information about Shawls! It covers topics, including
- Cast Ons – a variety of ways to start a shawl
- Bind Offs – end it in (quiet) style or with a flair
- “Regular” Shapes – triangles, rectangles, crescents, circles and more
- Unusual Shapes – a bit off the beaten path
- ShawlStar Special Shapes – if you’re bored with the more-common ones
Get your copy of ShawlStar today!
About the Author: Jody Richards
Jody is the founder and lead editor of Knotions. She loves poring over stitch dictionaries and trying out new stitches.
And while she likes all things crafting (well ok, except that one thing), yarn crafts are her true love (and she has the stash to prove it).