Take a Peek at What's in the Bootcamp

So fun, you won't even realize you're learning!

Week 1 Project

Transcendent Triangle Shawl

In this knitting class, before we even get into the shawls, you will be provided with helpful information you'll need as a shawl knitter.

Lessons include how to do the long tail cast on, working on circular needles, circular needles vs. interchangeable knitting needles, how to knit continental style, how to add a new skein of yarn, and how to straighten curly circular knitting needles.

Then we dive into Week 1 which is this gorgeous triangle shawl with an optional ruffled edge.

You'll learn how to create this shawl using any weight yarn from fingering to jumbo. I'll also show you my favorite way to steam block your shawl and how to use stitch markers.

Transcendent Triangle Shawl

Week 2 Project

Accessible Asymmetrical Shawl

Did you know with the magic of knitting, you can knit a diagonal shawl?

You'll be surprised to learn how easy it is and your friends will think you superbly talented!

I'll show you how to knit this shawl and my favorite tips for clean edges and how to knit this shawl without looking at the pattern!

Accessible Asymmetrical Shawl

Week 3 Project

Cathartic Crescent Shawl

In week 3, you'll learn how to make a large crescent shawl with a gentle curve.

This shape is achieved with both a unique increase and bind off.

You'll also learn how to wet block the shawl and how to use blocking wires effectively.

Cathartic Crescent Shawl

Week 4 Project

Rewarding Rectangular Shawl

If lace knitting scares you, you'll be pleasantly surprised with the week 4 class!

I'll show you how to knit this open and airy lace shawl that only uses knit stitches and yarn overs.

You'll learn my ninja tip for not having to rip out your entire project when you make a mistake as well as how to add fringe.

Rewarding Rectangular Shawl

Week 5 Project

Peaceful Point to Point Shawl

The last shawl in this online knitting course teaches you how to make a shawl that is worked from end to end while increasing only on one side.

You'll learn how to wind a hank into a ball, how to work with thick and thin yarns, and how to make tassels to finish your project.

When you complete this course, you'll have built your skills, improved your confidence, and have some really beautiful finished projects!

Point to Point Shawl
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What's Included in This Course?

You'll learn new skills with every shawl you make!

  • Create five versatile shawls that will be your GO-TO knitting patterns.

  • Learn tricks to shawl knitting including bind off tips, blocking, drape, gauge, and embellishments.

  • How-to tips to confidently select and substitute yarns for shawls.

  • 24-hour access to the course so you can learn any time of day or night.

  • Lifetime access so you can go at your own pace.

Shawl Knitting Boot-Camp

Learn to Knit Shawls that Others will Swoon Over!

  • 5 Weeks of Shawl Knitting

    This course is released over a five-week period so you can learn and focus on one shawl at a time. You'll receive one shawl tutorial each week over the five-week period. After the course is completed, you'll have the skills to confidently knit these shawls using any weight yarn.

  • Become a Shawl Knitting Aficionado

    This course will teach you five traditional shawl patterns, as well as fill in the gaps patterns DON'T tell you. Tips such as how to use blocking wires, work flat on circular needles, choosing the right yarn, using stitch markers, expert finishing techniques, and much more.

  • Expert Help and Community Discussions

    This course includes discussion areas in each lesson. Help is available when you need it. Ask questions to the instructor or meet and chat with other knitters on your knitting journey.

Knitters Love this Course

And you will, too!

5 star rating

Triangle Shawl with ruffle

Cathy Moulton

Loved seeing the shawl with the bulky as well as the DK. Liked the look after the steam blocking. Very helpful to use different colored stitch markers. I wi...

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Loved seeing the shawl with the bulky as well as the DK. Liked the look after the steam blocking. Very helpful to use different colored stitch markers. I will try to make at least one shawl using continental knitting. The slow motion helped me to see hiw it works. I have always been a throw knitter. The shawl is so beautiful with the ruffle. Very elegant.

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Beginning Triangle Shawl

Barbara Cloninger

Very clear instructions especially weaving in the ends and the steam blocking of the acrylic yarn

Very clear instructions especially weaving in the ends and the steam blocking of the acrylic yarn

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Overall review

JeNell Padilla

There was so much to learn in this course. You introduced the idea of the lifeline in one of lessons and I am going to make use of that. Also you used an ama...

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There was so much to learn in this course. You introduced the idea of the lifeline in one of lessons and I am going to make use of that. Also you used an amazing tool for blocking in one lesson (maybe the Crescent shawl?) and what a brilliant tool that is. Other really useful information included making the tassels first, how to manage increases and decreases, and considerations for different kinds of yarn like the cool yarn you used in the Point to Point shawl. Finally-I am a little less intimidated by the idea of working with hanks of yarn. Thanks for a great experience!

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First Lesson

Karen Keller

Very clear instructions. Good class. Looking forward to the next session

Very clear instructions. Good class. Looking forward to the next session

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intro to continental and long tail cast on

Carole Alvaro

great demo and explanaton

great demo and explanaton

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Good Basics for Beginner Knitters

Thora Lee Johnson

While I am well beyond the basics of knitting, the information was well delivered and very useful for new knitters.

While I am well beyond the basics of knitting, the information was well delivered and very useful for new knitters.

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How Do You Knit A Shawl?

There are so many interesting ways to knit shawls!

Shawl knitting is such a fun and relaxing hobby and there are many different ways to create them.

In this course, you'll learn step-by-step how to knit five unique shawls using any weight yarn. That's nearly 35 different shawl options you can create.

Let's take a look at everything included in this online knitting class.

Take a peek at what's in the Bootcamp

It's packed with tips you didn't know you needed!

  • 1

    Shawl Knitting Bootcamp

    • How to Navigate this Course

    • Welcome

    • Materials Needed for this Course

    • Before we begin...

  • 2

    Shawl Essentials

    • Long Tail Cast On

    • Working on Circular Needles

    • Circular vs. Interchangeable Needles

    • Continental Style Knitting

    • Joining a New Skein of Yarn

    • How to Straighten Curly Circular Needles

  • 3

    Week 1: Transcendent Triangle Shawl

    • Materials

    • Shawl Measurements

    • Ruffled Triangle Shawl Knitting Pattern PDF

    • Triangle Shawl Tutorial

    • How to Add a Ruffled Edge

    • Weaving in Yarn Ends

    • How to Steam Block Your Shawl

  • 4

    Week 2: Accessible Asymmetrical Shawl

    • The Asymmetrical Shawl

    • Materials

    • Asymmetrical Shawl Knitting Pattern PDF

    • Asymmetrical Shawl Tutorial

    • Ninja Knitting Tip #1: Cleaner Finished Edges

    • Ninja Knitting Tip #2: How to Knit this Shawl without Looking at the Pattern

    • Blocking Notes

  • 5

    Week 3: Cathartic Crescent Shawl

    • The Crescent Shawl

    • Crescent Shawl PDF

    • Materials

    • Choosing Yarn/Needles for this Project

    • Crescent Shawl Tutorial

    • Easy Stretchy Bind Off

    • Crescent Shawl Blocking

  • 6

    Week 4: Rewarding Rectangular Shawl

    • The Rectangular Shawl

    • Materials

    • Rectangular Shawl PDF Pattern

    • Rectangle Shawl Tutorial

    • Lifelines

    • Binding Off

    • How to Add Fringe

  • 7

    Week 5: Peaceful Point to Point Shawl

    • The Point to Point Shawl

    • Materials

    • How to Wind a Hank into a Ball

    • Point to Point Shawl PDF Pattern

    • How to Make Tassels

    • Point to Point Shawl Tutorial

  • 8

    Next Steps

    • Let's Keep Knitting Together!

    • Before you go...

Meet Your Instructor

Author & Knitting Expert

Nancy Queen

Hi, I'm so glad to be part of your knitting journey! Over the past twenty years, I've taught thousands of people just like you to become knitters and help them improve their skills. They've learned in my shop, my website, my books, and my YouTube channel. I understand the pain points that keep you from getting started. It's hard to know what materials to buy, where to begin, and how to get over the initial learning curve. I will help you with all of these frustrations. Learning in a group setting can feel like a lot of pressure, especially if you don't pick up the techniques right away. You may not want others to see you knit until you feel comfortable. With my courses, you'll learn at your own pace without any stress or pressure. And, I'll be there to guide you every step of the way. Happy knitting!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What skills are required for this course?

    This is a beginner next-level course. You need to know how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. Those skills are covered in our Beginner Knitting course.

  • When I purchase a course, how long can I access it?

    You have a lifetime membership to any of the online courses you have purchased or been gifted.

  • Can I purchase this course as a gift?

    All of our courses are perfect for gifting to friends and family! Click on the "gift this course" button so that you can give it as a gift to someone else.

  • How is each lesson revealed?

    For this course, lessons are revealed over a five-week period. When you purchase the course, you'll receive instant access to Shawl Basics as well as your first shawl tutorial. Each week following, you will receive access to a new shawl tutorial so you can focus on one shawl at a time.

  • What if I have questions during the course?

    The Shawl Bootcamp includes a discussion section in each lesson. If you are stuck on something, just ask! You will be answered by the instructor and/or another student in the community.

  • Can I get a refund?

    Due to the digital nature of this product, there will be no refunds after purchase.

  • Can I purchase a pattern from the course?

    All of the projects you'll find in the course are EXCLUSIVE to this course and not available for purchase outside of the curriculum.