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Wednesday October 25, 2017

Amulet Shawl Knitalong ~ Tutorials Week One

posted by: Amy Small

Alrighty guys, it's time to get our needles humming and knitting this stunning shawl! Watch my quick intro video to find out more about what you can expect from me along the way. I also go into how the shawl is knit in more detail. Please head over to Facebook and join our KAL group or if Ravelry is more your thing, join our group here.

Let's dive into the pattern. In the first tutorial video, I go over gauge in a chunky/slubby yarn.

 Key things to keep in mind:

* Don't skip the gauge swatch! 5.5 stitches = 4" inches in garter stitch is your goal although a little under or over that is Ok. If your gauge is coming out to 6.5 stitches per 4" inches, I'd recommend going up a needle size. If this shawl is knit too tightly, the loftiness of the yarn can get lost. It becomes heavier and a more densely knit shawl. So I encourage you to keep it loose and let the yarn BREATHE!

* This week try to finish your cast on - it's a long one with 108 stitches. My one tip is to keep i LOOSE!!! Some people are still receiving their yarn, so we're taking it slow here. I hope you can bear with us if you already have yours and no worries at all if you know the next stitches and want to breeze ahead. Next week we'll dive into the short row striping technique. 

Thank you again for joining me! Please post photos of your work in progress in our groups and on instagram with the #knitcollageKAL I can't wait to see your work!

Hugs ~ Amy

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