Early last year – in March as far as I remember – I published an online survey asking which questions were the most prominent ones among my readers. Originally, I planned to publish an article summarizing the most common questions but the sheer number of questions asked made me rethink and start writing what you are reading now: 365 Days of Shawl Knitting.
365 Days of Shawl Knitting, What’s That?
Over the next 365 days – the whole year of 2017, to be precise – I’m going to answer one of my readers’ questions about shawl knitting. Some answers will be short and only require a few sentences, others need so much explanation and images and schematics it’s better to make a video instead.
So you can expect a broad variety of media, questions, subjects and hopefully all our questions about shawl knitting will be answered!
Every day starting tomorrow in January 2nd 2017, another article will be up and linked here in this post.
Frequently Asked Questions
The most frequently asked questions were about maths, calculations, blocking and how to alter size and shape of shawls.
“How to figure stitch counts for different shawl shapes and modified versions of the shapes?” and “How to insert stitch patterns into different shapes of shawls?” are prominent examples and keep appearing in more or less similar words.
Another cluster are questions around how to start a shawl and especially how to knit garter stitch bands and related techniques. Binding off, casting on and how to knit borders and edgings came up a lot, too.
We will talk about adjustable shawls and how to alter shape and size as well as how to create and adjust stitch patterns. Actually, that’s what we are going to start with: Charts!
January: Basic Techniques
Borders and Edgings for Square Shawls and Stoles
How To Knit Garter Tapes
March: More Shawl Shapes
Short Row Calculations Made Easy
Do you have any questions about shawl knitting or design we need to cover in or 365 days of shawl knitting? Make sure to let me know by leaving a comment below! Until then … happy knitting! – Julia