Are you tired of following patterns in shawl knitting and want to create your own? If your answer is yes, this book is for you!
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Designing shawls is something every knitter can do. There’s no magic involved, no need to be a math genius and no secret ingredients. This book teaches you how to create your own patterns for rectangular, square, triangle, winged, circular, semi-circular, crescent, vortex, star shaped, polygons, S-shapes, annular, and Faroese knitted shawls by unveiling the principles of how to turn your ideas into written instructions for shawl patterns.
Shawl Design in Plain English: 2nd edition is out now
The first edition of Shawl Design in Plain English (published in 2012) has seen tremendous success and has finally matured into the second edition available now.
Three Volumes Full Of Information on Shawl Design
The second edition of Shawl Design in Plain English comes in three volumes:
- Vol. 1: Basic Shawl Shapes (this book)
- Vol. 2: Advanced Shawl Shapes (publication date: July 30th, 2015)
- Vol. 3: Fancy Shawl Shapes (publication date: August 13th, 2015)
Each volume contains
- Detailed instructions on various construction methods for each shawl shape
- Recipes for each shawl shape and construction method
- Example patterns for each shape
Volume One: Basic Shawl Shapes
Volume one of the series on shawl design covers basic shawl shapes: square shawls, rectangles (stoles) and triangle shawls. The following basic topics, shapes and construction methods are covered:
Basic Design Principles
- Yarn and needles
- Gauge and planning
- Square shawls worked center out
- Square shawls worked hem inwards
- Square shawls worked diagonally
- Square shawls worked hem to hem
- Adjustable square shawls
- Stoles worked hem to hem
- Stoles worked center outwards
- Triangle shawls worked bottom up
- Triangle shawls worked top down
- Triangle shawls worked sideways
- Adjustable triangle shawls
- Triangle shawls with center panels
- Winged triangle shawls
Volume two of the series on shawl design covers advanced shawl shapes: circles, half-circles, annular shawls, crescents, Faroese and polygon shaped shawls.
Publication date: July 30th, 2015.
Volume three of the series on shawl design covers fancy shawl shapes: stars, S-shapes, vortex shawls and shawls with slits.
Publication date: August 13th, 2015.