Posts tagged December 2018
Why & How to Use a Garter Tab Cast On

When I begin a new shawl, one of the first things that I do is work the garter tab cast on. It creates a seamless edge at the top of shawls that flows perfectly into the garter stitch sides. It can also provide a more stable foundation for the stitches to come. This cast on method can be used with any shawl design with a little math & planning. So let’s discuss why & how you should use a Garter Tab Cast On.

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Illud Shawl

The Illud Shawl has to be one of the easiest things I have ever made. For 90% of this project you are doing the same thing every row in beautiful, mindless garter stitch. The beauty of this design lies in the 2-ply cashmere. It is simultaneously soft & sharp. The cashmere blurs the stitches a bit but the picot bind off adds a little bit of crispness to it. The name “Illud” comes from the latin translation of points - a name that is cool & sophisticated, just like the shawl.

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