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knitting series 301: oaken shawl



During this class students will work on the big cozy Oaken shawl from Tin Can Knits. This class is suitable for our intermediate/ advanced knitters. 

This is a traditional triangular shaped shawl created using increases at the edges & center spine, however in addition it has a beautiful lace panel along the bottom half of the shawl. The lace is a simple pattern using increases & decreases to create the design. It can be worked in 1 or 2 colors, the decision is yours!

Students knitting this shawl will learn how to read a lace chart, make simple increases & decreases, manage their stitches, work flat using a circular needle, change color if required, blocking & many more tips & tricks along the way

The finished shawl measures: 68" wide by 28" long. 

We highly recommend using worsted weight yarn for your project as there is a lot of knitting involved.

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

Required materials

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= 620 yards in a single colour or 350 yards each of 2 colours 

Pattern: Oaken, available to purchase from Ravelry (available here)

Please have your yarn wound and ready to knit. 

Required tools 

Needle: US #9 40” 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: Advanced
Skill Details:
Instructor: Juliet McDonnell
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