Fall Shawl Together

Demystify The Garter Tab {A Tutorial}

Many great shawl patterns start with garter tabs.

Unfortunately, this useful technique can be difficult to interpret from written instructions. As we head in to the season of “Must Knit All The Shawls!”, a little help with this technique would certainly be appreciated!


Alex Tinsley of Dull Roar de-mystifies the garter tab in this fun and informative tutorial, taking you through each step with clear and easy-to-follow instructions. Huge MAHALO to infinite Twist for putting together such a great collection of shawl helps!

carousel scarf by cate carter-evans of infinite twist

with others

Everybody Does It! Why not do it better?


Today there is a great post I want to share with you! Cate of Infinite Twist has gathered a variety of folks to share many different things with the same goal in mind:


The post I want to share is relevant to every knitter that breathes…since all breathing knitters do exactly this:

s u b s t i t u t i n g    y a r n

(If you have never ever once done this, please stop and head for the comment section, tell me all about yourself and when I can contact you for an interview!)

Here is an excerpt from Jill Wolcott Knits:

Yarn Substitution

We all do it. We see a pattern and then choose the yarn, or we choose the yarn, then find a pattern that will work. We have also likely had some less than glorious outcomes. So how do you make a knowledgeable and appropriate yarn substitution?

I think most knitters substitute based on what is readily available to them. They may be looking for a yarn substitution from their stash, or from their favorite yarn purveyor, or they may be looking for a less expensive option.

– See more at: http://www.jillwolcottknits.com/yarn-substitution/#sthash.NN1mjy01.dpuf


Remarkable-Wrapped-300x282 And remember: Post photos of your shawls and use #shawltogether so we can all see the amazing things others are knitting….not to mention hearing what they like about their shawl knitting adventure!

After you read Jill’s post head back here and comment on your best or worst substitution story. Know a friend that has a great story to tell about switching things up? Share this post with them! I want to hear the good, the bad and the hilarious!