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Shawl Corner

Shawls are the scarves of the past. Often knitted using Lace Weight yarns, most shawls marry intricate designs with somewhat simple yarns. If you're a beginner knitter, look for a pattern where a complex yarn has been knitted using a straightforward pattern - the result is just as stunning.

The book Victorian Lace Today, by Jane Sowerby, contains a written and pictorial history of lace shawls through the Victorian period and includes numerous patterns for gorgeous creations, many based on antique patterns she used in her research. This is a spectacular book for any shawl lover (and those who might not think of themselves as shawl lovers - I included myself in that category until I took a look at this book!).

Although you can use just about any yarn to create a shawl, we've tried to show you the most popular ones used for shawls. Enjoy!

Looking for even more ideas? Check out our other Corners for advice and inspiration!

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