Master Lace Knitting and more with the Firehawk Shawl Video
I try to come up with a new knitting goal every year, some technique I haven’t tried yet and want to learn. Last year it was brioche knitting; this year, after seeing all the great patterns in The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting, I think it might be multi-color slipped stitches . Do you make goals to learn new knitting techniques? Does your list includes any of the techniques below?
- Reading a lace chart
- Cabling without a cable needle
- Picking up stitches
- Slipping stitches in two colors
- Bottom up shawl construction
- Grafting something other than a sock
If so, you’ll definitely want to check out our brand new video from designer Heather Zoppetti. Heather created a knitalong video for her Firehawk Shawl pattern, and she covers each of those techniques listed above, and so many more!
The Firehawk Shawl Knitalong DVD or digital download video lets you sit down with Heather while she walks you through each step of working this stunning shawl. First she covers basic chart reading for lace knitting, including that mystifying “no stitch” box that sometimes appears on charts.
Following along with the pattern (which is included in the purchase of the DVD or video), Heather shows you how to work the bottom lace edge of the shawl, pick up stitches to form the body, work the slip stitch pattern and at the same time do small cables without cable needles, and then graft the last of the body stitches for a nicely finished edge. After the shawl is finished, Heather demonstrates how to block your shawl to get those nice points and make sure your shawl looks perfect.
The step-by-step instructions will help you confidently tackle many techniques with ease. This shawl makes a great “technique sampler” project, allowing you to learn or practice many different knitting skills in one project. And when you’re done, you’ll be so excited to show off your finished shawl, because it’s simply gorgeous!
Grab two skeins of fingering weight yarn with at least 400 yards in each skein—and Heather provides examples of how this shawl might look in more muted colors, if that’s what you like—get your copy of the Firehawk Shawl Knitalong video, and get started crossing off your knitting goals for the year!