Start your top down shawls at the back of the neck without a true cast-on! The garter tab beginning incorporates the garter edging of your shawl while giving you a spot to start the double increases.
Skill level is intermediate.
Knowledge of provisional cast-on is advantageous but not required.
Maximum 20 students.
Students receive a handout in booklet form.
No materials fee.
class yarn (smooth, non-splitting, light or bright or medium color)
needles to work that yarn (non-slippery dpns are helpful)
waste yarn for vertical lifelines & provisional cast-on
split-ring stitch markers or coil-less safety pins optional but helpful
I bring with me a set of six swatches showing variations on how to work the garter tab.
No special needs for the room set up. A whiteboard or flip chart is nice to have but not need to have. Room set-up should be tables and chairs either facing forward or in a U-shape.
This is a core technique from “Waste Not: Shawls.”
This class has been taught at
Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair 2014, Fletcher NC;
Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival 2015, Dickson TN.