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knitting series 201: modern first shawl

During this class students will work on a modern first shawl: Grain from Tin Can Knits.
This class is suitable for students who have completed our knitting 101 or have similar skill level. 

Grain is a triangular shawl knit in the traditional way with increases at the edges & down the center spine. Finished shawl measures 63" wide by 23" long. 
It is created using just the knit stitch so is ideal for new knitters who are looking for lots of practice.

It can be knit using 1, 2 or 3 colors to create a big cozy shawl that can be worn in several different ways.

Students knitting this shawl will learn simple increases, how to manage large numbers of stitches, work flat using a circular needle, change color (if needed), blocking & some additional tips & tricks along the way.

There will be the need for homework if you are to come away from class with a completed project

Required materials

We highly recommend using worsted weight yarn for your project as there is a lot of knitting involved.
Worsted weight yarn, we recommend either (3) Cascade 220 (available here) or (3) Cascade Pacific (available here) or (2) Ecological (available here).
Total yardage required= 600 yards.

Pattern: Grain, available for a free download from Ravelry (available here)

Please have your yarn wound and ready to knit. 

Required tools 

Needle: US #9 32” circular needle 
Chibi tapestry needle (available here)
Locking stitch markers (available here
Ring markers (available here
Notebook and pen
Measuring tape

Cancellation Policy:
If you are unable to attend the class, you may receive a refund or credit for a future class ONLY if we are notified in writing via email at least 72 hours prior to the first class AND we are able to fill your spot.  No other refunds or credits will be given for missed classes.  By registering for the class, you are agreeing to this cancellation policy.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Instructor: Juliet McDonnell

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
  • Tel: 908.232.0600
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  • 361 South Avenue E, Suite 4 (2nd fl)
  • Westfield, NJ 07090