Pattern Previews for 52 Weeks of Shawls
52 Weeks of Shawls is a unique look into contemporary shawl knitting.
The designers behind the 52 patterns come from all around world. This collection showcases an exceptionally wide range of yarns, techniques and levels of difficulty and also includes two crochet designs. It is a true encyclopedia of shawls, a future classic for decades to come.
Venus by Marion Em
Venus is a large parallelogram-shaped stole knitted in garter stitch, with a delicate seashell pattern and lines formed by slipped stitches. The shawl is worked from one short edge to the other, and the shape of the stole is formed by making decreases on the right edge and increases on the left edge. Marion Em loves the sea and playing in the waves, and the seashell pattern represents this. Featured yarns: Merino Singles and Mohair Silk by La Bien Aimée.
Feste by Hanne Kær Pedersen
Feste is a delicate cowl with reversible, cabled texture, Japanese-inspired twisted rib and lace, and a lovely chunky cable. The cowl is worked from the bottom tip up, first flat and then in the round. As much a woolen piece of jewelry as a layering piece, it can be worn indoors and outdoors, on festive and casual occasions alike. You can knit Feste either in bold or subdued colours, both will work beautifully. Featured yarns: Merino 80/20 by G-Uld and Silk Mohair by Isager.
Limelight by Anna Johanna
Limelight is a simple but beautiful crescent-shaped shawl with a fun and relaxing mix of garter stitch, short row stripes and simple lace. It is worked from the top down, starting with a garter-tab cast-on. Choose your favorite pop colour to bring a bit of brightness to this design! You can break the yarns between sections or just carry the other colour along by knitting the three edge stitches with both yarns. Featured yarns: Merino Singles Fingering by Black Elephant and Branwen 4-Ply by Triskelion.
Aloft by Rebekah Berkompas
Aloft is inspired by flocks of migratory geese that dot the sky over Rebekah Berkompas’ home. From the triangle shape of the shawl and pointed lace motifs to the feathery bobble “birds”, this airy shawl evokes their graceful flight formation. Aloft is worked from the centre top. Yarn over increases at the edges and along the centre line give the shawl its triangular shape. Featured yarn: Tukuwool Fingering by Titityy.
Silta by Tif Neilan
Silta is a symmetrical triangular shawl worked from top to bottom. The shawl initially shifts through a variety of texture sections within a single yarn color. It allows you to appreciate each stitch pattern while still maintaining a cohesive feel. Silta was inspired by the architectural lines of an old bridge – hence the name, which is Finnish for “bridge”. The dark blue and dusty beige reminded Tif Neilan of vintage items, something old and loved. Featured yarn: On Stage – Short Stories by Nature’s Luxury.
Halliste by Aleks Byrd
Halliste is a triangular shawl knitted in the round from the tip to the wingspan. The shawl is steeked with the steek stitches unraveled to create a knotted fringe edging. Geometric motifs dot the shawl using the Estonian inlay technique called Roosimine in two colours. Aleks Byrd likes to play with her Estonian roots, and the initial inspiration for this shawl came from the idea of translating the beautiful embroidery style of Halliste, Estonia. Featured yarn: Mondim by Rosa Pomar.
Marjie by Jeanette Sloan
Marjie is a trapezoid shawl knitted from the bottom up with stepped increases at each side. It features a central panel of what Jeanette Sloan calls ‘dipped cluster stitches’ with rows of giant eyelets and garter stitch ridges. The side wings are knitted in lace. The dipped cluster technique is intended to be challenging, albeit an enjoyable one, and Jeanette will be posting a tutorial about it on her Instagram (@jeanettesloan). Marjie is knitted in DK weight yarn which means it can be worn as an everyday piece. Featured yarn: DK Sock by The Mimo Yarn Co.
Fru Alstad by Anna Strandberg
Fru Alstad is a classic triangular shawl worked from the back neck down. It starts off with a double moss section, then goes on to various sections of different stitch patterns and ends with stars. Anna Strandberg wanted to create a piece with textures from Skåne, the southernmost part of Sweden. In Skåne there is a long tradition of “Spede” sweaters (also called night sweaters) that are knitted in thin white yarn. The shawl is named after the village Anna Strandberg was born in. Featured yarn: Falkland Merino by Dandelion Yarns.
Ruf by Aude Martin
Ruf is a triangular shawl that plays with directions and rhythm. It is knitted sideways, starting from the right tip. The shawl has stockinette stitch bands decorated with thin stripes of contrast colour, worked in with short rows. The number of stitches grows steadily by increasing one stitch at the beginning of every right side row. When the maximum centre depth is achieved, the increases on the right side continue along with short rows that shape the left part. Because of the cotton-wool yarn, Ruf can be worn all year long. Featured yarn: Bio Balance by BC Garn.
Hiraeth by Claire Walls
This large triangular shawl is knitted prominently in garter stitch which is broken up by three panels of lace. You cast on at the widest edge and decrease along the left side to give the shawl its shape. Claire Walls wanted to design a shawl that was pure comfort to knit and wear. The name Hiraeth is Welsh for homesickness or nostalgia, and Claire first started thinking of this pattern after she had moved from the UK to Canada. Featured yarn: Ranger DK by Echoview Fibre Mill.
Sotabosc by Elena Solier Jansà
Sotabosc is a triangular shawl that plays with dancing twisted cables. The shawl starts at the narrow point and is knitted sideways. The pattern is worked in reverse stockinette stitch with neat i-cord edges. Elena Solier Jansà was inspired by fallen beech leaves in the autumn (Sotabosc is a Catalan word that refers to undergrowth on a forest floor). The shawl might look complex, but the construction is simple and the pattern repeat easy to memorise. Featured yarn: Vovó by Rosa Pomar.
Granada by Claudia Quintanilla
Granada is a versatile square-shaped shawl. You can fold it in half and wear it across your shoulders, or scrunch it up and wrap it around your neck. It can even double up as a blanket! Granada begins from one corner, growing from a handful of initial stitches and increasing the width by doing simple increases at the centre. The shawl uses garter stitch, stockinette stitch and different textured stitches, giving you variety in your knitting. Featured yarn: Tvinni by Isager.
Kupka by Faïza Mebazaa
Faïza Mebazaa wanted to create an opulent triangular shawl with generous dimensions. Kupka combines luscious cables with lace, colourwork and texture. It is knitted from the bottom up, decreasing at the sides and along the central line to achieve the triangular shape. It’s also a rewarding knitting experience, with its intricate cables followed by more meditative sections. The two colours provide enough contrast and a warm wintery feel. Featured yarn: Bello DK by The Plucky Knitter.
Älv by Lærke Bisschop-Larsen
Älv was inspired by traditional Swedish Bohus knitting that combines texture, colourwork and simple patterns. The shawl is knitted in the round using three colours but shaped like a triangular shawl with increases at the sides and the centre. After binding off, it is steeked along the top edge and stitches are picked up to hide the steek. Featured yarn: Bluff Cove 4-ply by Annabel Williams Textiles.
Cherry Twist by Helen Mawdsley
Cherry Twist is a reversible rectangular shawl full of sumptuous cables on a ribbed background. It’s a lovely knit requiring a bit of attention on the cable rows, and offers a breezy ribbed knitting between them. Helen Mawdsley is also an avid woodturner, and this shawl was knitted with hand-turned needles from cherry wood. Blending this tool with the wide twists in the pattern was the inspiration for the name of Cherry Twist. Featured yarn: Owl by Quince & Co.
Heimweh by Frida Franckie
Heimweh is a triangular shawl worked in two-coloured double knitting from the bottom up. Two layers in contrasting colours are knitted at the same time, creating a completely reversible shawl with two stockinette stitch sides facing outwards. It features a colourwork section in every corner, and is inspired by the silk embroidered shawls of Swedish folk costumes. Featured yarn: Fingering Lane by Penny Lane Yarns.
Seascape by Kathryn Merrick
The crocheted Seascape shawl is a combination of slightly intense colourwork at each end of a rectangle, with plain, single colour crochet in between. The shawl is worked from one short edge to the other. The colourwork charts are worked in intarsia, and it is best to break off long lengths of each colour for each section. Kathryn Merrick was inspired by an image of a Japanese-style watercolour seascape. Featured yarn: Twist Sock by Life In the Long Grass.
Wild Flowers by Katya Gorbacheva
Wild Flowers is a rectangular wrap worked in the round from the bottom up. It is finished by steeking the shawl open and using the steek stitches to form a fringe at the sides. Katya Gorbacheva was inspired by a field filled with wildflowers. She wanted to get a very authentic picture of the rye spikes and flowers using bubbles, twisted stitches and easy cables. Featured yarn: Maja by Aara.
Turnrow by Malia Mae Joseph
Turnrow is a sheer linen scarf that makes use of geometric, parallel lines and angles to accentuate the drape in the fibre. The triangular shawl is knitted sideways from one tip to the opposite edge. Short rows are accomplished by simply turning before reaching the end of the row, and no wrap or other method is used to disguise the turn. Choose needles that are big enough: since linen isn’t elastic like wool, knitting it too tightly can be hard on your hands. Featured yarn: Lingarn 12/2 by Växbo Lin.
Hugi by Paula Pereira
Hugi is a reversible shawl with a highly textured fabric and a cool construction. The first part is knitted sideways in biased fabric. The second part is the border, knitted from the top down. This construction creates an elongated triangular shawl, perfect to be comfortably wrapped around the body. Hugi was inspired by the art of Helio de Oiticica, a Brazilian visual and performing artist. Featured yarn: Squishy by Anzula.
Aperture by Lauren Wallis
Aperture is a large half-pi shawl with reversible colourwork. The shawl is worked from the top down. For Lauren Wallis, the floats of a colourwork pattern are just as beautiful as the face, and this was a chance to showcase both. Establishing each section of the shawl takes a bit of concentration, but once you have completed the set-up, you can just follow along with the row below. Featured yarn: Tandem by West Wool.
Korpsång by Lotta Löthgren
Korpsång is a classic triangular shawl with a twist – easy to make but still has that special something. The shawl is worked on the bias, created by making increases on the right-hand side only. It uses a combination of slipped stitches, eyelet pattern and garter stitch. A contrast colour is used to embroider a minimalistic spine pattern. Korpsång is Swedish for “raven’s song”, inspired by the ravens Lotta Löthgren saw on her walks. Featured yarn: 4Ply Natural by The Birlinn Yarn Company.
Leveza by Paula Pereira
Leveza is a large half pi shawl knitted from the top down. The body of the shawl is in full bobble stitch, a lacy fabric with tiny bobbles. Paula Pereira was inspired by Beatriz Milhazes, a Brazilian contemporary artist, whose work is full of circular elements, mandalas and textures. The semi-circular shape represents a half of a mandala. The mohair yarn creates an airy fabric – “leveza” is the Portuguese word for lightness and weightlessness. Featured yarn: Loft by Neighborhood Fiber Co.
Solari by Samantha Guerin
Solari, named for the Latin verb meaning “to console,” is an invitation to the comforting rhythm of knit and purl stitches and the soothing repetition of slipped stitches. The shawl is knitted from the top down. Solari is a qenerously sized, easy-to-wear shawl knitted in beautifully heathered woolen-spun yarn. Featured yarn: Weld by Hudson + West Co.
Autumn Vibes by Lucía Ruiz de Aguirre
Autumn Vibes is knitted top-down, starting at the centre of the top border, with a garter tab cast-on. The shawl grows to the sides and down and its final shape is a crescent. As the pattern is not too complicated, it is a great opportunity to practice your cable skills! Lucía Ruiz de Aguirre was inspired by the autumns in Galicia, Spain, when it’s rainy and cold – going out for a walk near the sea and having a shawl to give her warmth. Featured yarn: Single DK by Helena Lima.
Stairway by Susanne Sommer
The large rectangular Stairway wrap is filled with fun techniques. The shawl is knitted sideways in two-color brioche and garter stitch, and the stairway pattern is created by switching between the two textures. The border is knitted as a folded hem on the short sides and double-knit selvedge on the long sides. The two-colour design is reversible, with the lighter colour dominating the front and the darker colour dominating the back. Featured yarn: Psyche By Tréliz
Drops of Memory by Mari Tobita
Drops of Memory is a rectangular shawl that combines classic mosaic patterns. The knitting starts from the longer side of the central section and then the side sections are worked out from the shorter edges. Mosaic knitting uses slipped stitches and only one colour per row. Mari Tobita grew up in the northern part of Japan, where the shores are dotted with small sheds used by fishermen. She was inspired by these wooden outer walls exposed to wind and snow. Featured yarn: Swanky Sock by Magpie Fibers.
Seedling by Pauliina Karru
Seedling is an engaging yet easy knit. The crescent shaped shawl is knitted from the top down. The textured body has a woven look that is achieved with slipped stitches. When worked in a loose gauge, the fabric drapes beautifully. The delicate eyelet border brings lightness to the shawl. Featured yarn: Flax Fingering by Camellia Fiber Co.
Deer Scarf by Mariya Matveeva
Deer Scarf was inspired by natural motives and the image of a graceful deer. This rectangular scarf is knitted straight from one short edge to the other, and the pattern is also suitable for a beginner. The deer stitch pattern is two-sided, which adds a nice detail. The construction of the scarf resembles a chess board: alternating ribbing stitches and the deer stitch pattern. Choose a soft, natural yarn for this design. Featured yarn: Darnie by Studio Donegal.
Kostner by Erin Jensen
Kostner is a rectangular shawl knitted mostly in garter stitch starting from one short edge. The applied crochet chains in contrasting colours are added afterwards. Clean, finished edges are achieved with a 2 stitch i-cord. Erin picked the plaid pattern because it’s versatile: plaid can be modern and classic, subtle or lively all at the same time depending on the colour combination. This knit is easily accessible from stash – the only notable yardage needed is the main body colour. Featured yarn: Beauregard DK by Plucky Knitter.
Windy Fields by Marjut Lund-Rahkola
Windy Fields was inspired by the golden fields of grain waving in the gentle breeze of late summer. Small needle size combined with silk and mohair creates a feeling of delicate softness. This rectangular scarf is knitted from one short edge to the other. While the lace pattern is simple and repetitive, the increases, decreases, yarn overs and bubbles also make it fun to knit. And if you make a small mistake, nobody will notice it! Featured yarn: Sensai by Ito.
Moss Cowl by Sveina Björk Jóhannesdóttir
When designing this cowl, Sveina Björk Jóhannesdóttir pictured the softness of Icelandic moss and the way fog covers the moss on a summer evening. The cowl is knitted with two yarns held together: Icelandic wool in three different colours combined with silk mohair. The cowl is knitted from the bottom up in the round and consists of three textured layers that are divided with a Latvian braid. Featured yarn: E+2 by Einrum and Silk + Kid Mohair by Onion.
Everyday Collar by Andrea Aho
This simple and classic collar is worked in two flat pieces from the bottom up. The pieces are then seamed together at the shoulders using a 3-needle bind-off. Andrea Aho loved the utilitarian nature of the original false shirt fronts (also known as “dickeys”) but added in extra texture and the oversized collar to make more of a statement. The garment is knitted using two strands of yarn held together: wool and silk mohair. Featured yarns: Silk Mohair by Isager and Sport Weight Rambouillet by Brightwool.
Florence by Miriam Walchshäusl
This oversized triangular shawl conveys the feeling of being enveloped in someone’s arms. As a former intensive care nurse, Miriam Walchshäusl wanted to stand in for all the women taking care of others and also themselves, so she named the shawl after Florence Nightingale. The shawl is knitted from the bottom up with two yarns held together. The delicate organic pattern blooms on a simple reverse stockinette stitch base. Featured yarns: Merino and Soft Silk Mohair by Knitting for Olive.
Iney by Nataliya Sinelshchikova
Iney is the Russian word for “frost”. This stranded colourwork wrap has a modern, geometric design that reminded Nataliya Sinelshchikova of icy patterns formed on the window glass during the cold winter days. Iney is a triangular wrap knitted bottom up in the round. The trickiest part of the pattern is the steeking and the folded hem. If you have never performed steeks, we recommend trying it first on the swatch. Featured yarn: Feodosiia by Glafira’s Yarn.
Mooi by Niina Tanskanen
Mooi is a lightweight rectangular scarf worked in an unusual way, in a z-shape form. One section consists of four parts, and the sections are repeated three times in total. Mooi means “nice”, “pretty” and “beautiful” in Dutch. Niina Tanskanen loves simple graphic styles and earthy yet cheerful colours – hence the name. The scarf is playful and also a fun experience to knit. Featured yarn: Suoma Single by Kässäkerho Pom Pom.
Windgate by Fiona Alice
This reversible triangular shawl is knitted starting from the widest side and the maximum number of stitches. Decreasing happens on every fourth row, making the rows become shorter and quicker as you work. Windgate is worked with two yarns held together. The pattern is a combination of garter stitch with columns of fisherman’s ribbing in between, which creates an accordion-like texture. Lastly, tiny tassels are added to the cast-on edge. Featured yarns: Corriedale Sock Twist & Kid Mohair and Mulberry Silk by Wilde Seele.
Crosshatch by Rachel Brockman
Crosshatch is an asymmetrical triangular shawl that pays homage to the beautiful lines and texture found in nature. A gentle, undulating cable mimics the movement of a small stream running through the forest. Beside it, a bed of moss stitch is transformed by striping two coordinating colors. Rachel Brockman wanted Crosshatch to be soothing to knit. It incorporates knitting on the bias, reversible cables, intarsia, stripes and knit-purl textures – all compiled in an uncomplicated manner. Featured yarns: Loft by Brooklyn Tweed and 2-Ply Jumper Weight by Jamieson & Smith.
Skarn by Evgeniya Dupliy
Cold weather, wild nature and rustic yarn inspired Evgeniya Dupliy – she wanted to create a perfect shawl for cold days. The triangular shawl is knitted on the bias from one corner to the opposite edge. It alternates between sections of seeded rib stitch and sections with purled stitch parallelograms. The parallelogram pattern reminded Evgeniya of a geological phenomenon called “skarn” that are coarse-grained metamorphic rocks. Featured yarn: Lama Uld 1/2 by CaMaRose.
Sulina by Stephanie Earp
Sulina takes all the best elements of a traditional Aran sweater, from undulating cables to satisfying textures of rib and double seed stitch, and turns it into a shawl instead. Worked from the back neck down, the pattern is easy to memorize and works up fast in chunky yarn. Sulina is the name of a port city on the Black Sea in Romania, and it came from an audio book Stephanie Earp was listening while knitting. Sulina made her think about places where cultures cross the water to overlap, and that seemed fitting for the cable in this shawl. Featured yarn: LUFT by Woolfolk.
Ruuvdu by Susanna Kaartinen
Ruuvdu is a funnel shaped cowl that begins with mosaic knitting that transitions gradually into two-colour brioche. The cowl is knitted top down and in the round. Susanna Kaartinen drew inspiration for the design from her Saami roots and the traditional woollen Saami shawls with a plaid pattern – “ruuvdu” is an Inari Saami word that means square. Featured yarn: Ulysse by De Rerum Natura.
Homestead by Natalya Berezynska
Homestead is a big and snuggly rectangular scarf, featuring delicate garter frames, beautiful lace elements, twisted rib columns as well as classic stockinette. The scarf is knitted from one short edge to the other. The pale brown colour is a perfect match for the natural, botanical motif. Natalya Berezynska was inspired by two things: the sense of home and nature that both give you comfort in these uncertain times. Featured yarn: Juicy DK by Farmer’s Daughter Fibers.
Quiddity – Two Ways by Susan Chin
Quiddity is a parallelogram shaped shawl that you can either knit or crochet. The knitted version mostly uses garter and tuck stitches. The crochet version uses tapestry crochet, overlay crochet and a modified mosaic crochet. Both versions are made with three separate sections that are then sewn together. Susan Chin sees crochet and knitting as intersecting techniques, with textures that are often reflections of one another. Featured yarn: Milo By Manos Del Uruguay.
Frost by Valentina Cosciani-Tibisay
Frost is an asymmetrical triangular shawl knitted on the bias starting from one corner. A beautiful lace stitch pattern decorates the entire width of the shawl, and it is finished with i-cord borders for a tailored look. Valentina Cosciani-Tibisay was inspired by the awakening of nature after a long winter and the first spring leaves. The neutral tones make the scarf versatile and easy to combine. Featured yarn: A Stormy Blend Fingering by Lanivendole.
Rainbow Road by Stephen West
Rainbow Road is a simple yet playful shawl knitted with two strands of yarn in a purple or a rainbow palette. Short row wedges in garter stitch create the curvy shape as they increase in size – very addictive to knit! Place the wide end of the shawl on your shoulder first, and then wrap the narrower end around your neck once or twice. The marled fabric is very squishy and warm, so it is the perfect grab-and-go accessory. Featured yarn: Helix by La Bien Aimée.
Ruiskaunokki by Sarah Heymann
Ruiskaunokki (Finnish for “cornflower”) is a rectangular shawl knitted in stockinette stitch over its longer side. The design focuses on the purl side of the shawl. Every row starts off with two slipped stitches which form a small i-cord edge. After blocking, the contrast threads are woven in. When Sarah Heymann was a child, her mom had books about nature and how there are certain patterns which always recur. The pattern reflects this graphic symmetry. Featured yarn: Ulysse by De Rerum Natura.
Stiperstones by Joanna Herriott
This large and cosy triangle shawl is knitted from corner to corner in graduated columns of chevrons worked in stockinette stitch and reverse stockinette stitch. The simple design is elevated by the addition of contrast colour mohair. The colours of the shawl reminded Joanna Herriott of mountains or hills with hints of the sky – that is why it is called Stiperstones after a range of hills near where she grew up in Shropshire, UK. Featured yarns: Merino Singles and Mohair Silk by La Bien Aimée.
Cragside by Stella Ackroyd
Stella Ackroyd designed Cragside to be big and embracing whilst at the same time beautiful and engaging to knit. The reversible triangular shawl is worked top-down from a garter stitch tab in a classic all-over lace fabric with a central eyelet spine and a delicate chevron border. It might look complicated, but the pattern is actually easy to memorise. Named after a local country estate, Cragside reflects the tranquil beauty of practical everyday living. Featured yarn: Tukuwool Fingering by Titityy.
Cetrelia by Linda Lencovic
Frosted lichen in a snowy forest was the starting point for this design. Cetrelia is a lavish, comfortable rectangular wrap worked by alternating garter stitch sections and lichen stitch stripes. The shawl is worked sideways, from one short edge to the other. The beautifully heathered silver yarn is reminiscent of birch bark, and the green hues are taken from the silvery greens of lichen – specifically the Cetrelia genus, which the wrap is named after. Featured yarn: Baskerville 2.0 by Kettle Yarn Co.
Varde by Evgeniya Dupliy
Varde is a crescent-shaped shawl worked from the back neck down with increases at the edge stitches on every row. The pattern is made of vertical stripes and uses knot stitches and seed stitches. Varde was named after a commune in the coast of Denmark where Evgeniya Dupliy went for a holiday. She wanted to create a shawl that keeps you warm from the blowing North Sea wind. It is a perfect shawl for beginners looking for a challenge! Featured yarn: Gilliatt by De Rerum Natura.
Quicksand by Hanna Maciejewska
Quicksand is a reversible triangular shawl worked sideways. Shaped with increases hidden in the side cable, it features an intriguing cable pattern meandering through brioche pockets, and is topped off with an i-cord bind-off at the widest part. The cable pattern features rope-like twisted strands receding and approaching each other. Hanna Maciejewska was inspired by the beach with sand going this and that way, and little boats bobbing up and down on the waves, tied with halyards to the docks. Featured yarn: Merino DK by La Bien Aimée.
Hanki by Jonna Hietala
Hanki is a simple cowl knitted in chunky yarn. It reminded Jonna Hietala of the cold winters in her childhood. The high collar keeps your neck warm and the front piece keeps the chill off your chest. This unisex cowl is knitted in garter stitch, first flat and then in the round. Hanki works equally well with a quilted jacket or a sharp blazer. It is the perfect pattern for a beginner. Featured yarn: Love Wool by Katia.
The patterns in the book will list a recommended yarn that was used for the sample, state how much yarn you need and what the weight of the yarn is.
If you cannot find the same yarn(s) as used in the pattern, or want to use something else, you can substitute with similar yarn(s) of your choosing. Look for yarns that are of the same weight so that your shawl will end up being the same size and the yardage given works.
If the shawl has very intricate texture, lace or cabling, it benefits from solid or semi-solid colourways as they let the stitch patterns shine.
For shawls, it is recommended to use 32–47” / 80–120 cm circular needles so that all the stitches fit comfortably on the needles even on the larger shawls. For patterns requiring a specific cable length, such as cowls and steeked shawls, the recommended needle length or lengths are mentioned in the pattern instructions.
The pattern instructions list any special notions you will need to make the shawl.
You will also need
a tapestry needle to weave in all the ends
a pair of scissors for cutting the yarn
a measuring tape to check the gauge and dimensions.
When blocking your shawl, you can use blocking wires and t-pins or blocking combs. They help you to achieve even edges and open up the stitch patterns, like lace, beautifully