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Once you have mastered knitting and purling, these patterns will explore some different stitches and techniques to build on your skills.
Colour Me in Wrap - This pattern uses mainly knit and purl stitches, but with the addition of slipped stitches to create pattern and texture.
Easy Street Shawl - This pattern uses long garter stitch to create the lacy look of the stitches. The technique is easy and fun to work - take a look at the video tutorial
Every Day I'm Ruffling Shawl - This shawl is worked in 2 sections. The main body of the shawl is knitted sideways and uses a 'yo, k2tog' (yarnover, knit 2 together) stitch to create eyelets, watch a video for this stitch here. The border is then joined and then you work some kfb (knit front and back) increases before finishing the border in stockinette and garter stitch.
Sun Glitter Shawl - This pattern is free when you sign up to the newsletter! This asymmetric shawl is worked using sections of stockinette (or garter stitch if you prefer) and 'yo, k2tog' stitches. The pattern also includes a photo tutorial on how to 'read' your stitches.
Nightwatch and Stargazer Shawls - Like the Sun Glitter shawl, these asymmetric shawls are also worked using sections of stockinette and 'yo, k2tog' stitches. It is recommended that you use stitch markers for these projects to help keep track of the repeat sections.
Pebble and Beach Shawl - This free pattern uses a garter tab cast on which is a very popular cast on for shawls that are worked from the top down. The pattern is worked in stockinette for the main body and then finished with some rows of 'yo, k2tog' lace.
Waffly Versatile Cowl - This pattern is a good introduction to knitting in the round on a circular needle and uses just knit, purl, yo and k2tog stitches to create the waffly texture.
Within the Lines Shawl - This cozy triangular shawl is started from a garter tab cast on. Its a good project for joining colours and uses just knit, purl, slipped and yarnover stitches.