Wrap yourself in this beautiful knit lace shawl with hearts worked in Red Heart Dreamy yarn. Perfect for keeping warm on a cool day this lace knit shawl features a simple repeat to form a lace heart pattern. Stunning and stylish it is the perfect accessory to have laying out to grab anytime you need a little extra warmth. Keep this shawl for yourself or gift it to someone you love. Work this knit lace shawl with me.
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What you Will Learn
Lace knitting doesn’t have to be hard. Learn along with me everything that you need to know to have success in making this knit lace shawl with hearts pattern.
- using circular needles with a flat project
- knit seed stitch
- knit two together
- slip, slip, knit
- reading a knitting chart
- center double decrease
- center treble decrease
- bind off in pattern
Circular Needles for Flat Knitting
You may be wondering if you can really use circular needles for this flat knit shawl. The answer is YES!
Using circular needles allows you to get more stitches on your needles. Straight needles are limited to the length that you are able to find. The longer that your straight needles are the more strain you will be putting on your shoulders, neck, elbows and wrists.
Circular needles allow you to get a large number of stitches on your needles without straining. Work your pattern just as you would if they were straight needles, turning your project after each row.
Gauge for Shawl Patterns
Gauge is not typically our favorite part of knitting. Although it is can make or break your finished project when it comes to a garment, there is some wiggle room when making a shawl.
Shawls have some flexibility when it comes to matching gauge. If your gauge is slightly off your shawl will still turn out beautiful. Why would you want to work a gauge swatch then for this project?
Working a gauge swatch will help to ensure that you don’t run out of yarn. If your gauge is much larger than the designer intended you have the possibility of running out of yarn before finishing your shawl. Be sure to check your gauge to make sure that you are relatively close so that you will be able to finish your project.
Through the video tutorial you will see that I am showing you a sample working one heart repeat. I will talk you through working each section of this repeat and what you would need to do to work the other panels of the shawl.
FREE Knit Shawl Pattern
Download this FREE knit shawl pattern from Yarnspirations.