CH 185: Borders, Edging, and the Talisman and Candlelit shawls.


Today in Camp Curious we take a look at the finishing touches that can completely transform a shawl. Borders and edgings add a lot of character to a shawl and can change its shape and the way it hangs. I chat about how I choose a border for a shawl, some technical considerations, and a few resources that I turn to often

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The little garden cardigan pattern by Junko Okamoto

Moeke Yarns Heritage

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Talisman Shawl

Candlelit Shawl

Knitting on the Edge by Nicky Epstein

Knitting over the Edge by Nicky Epstein

Cast On/Bind Off by Leslie Ann Bestor

Boo Knits

Midsummer Haze by Joji Locatelli

Miss Winkle Shawl by Martina Behm

Leftie Shawl by Martina Behm

Exploration Station by Stephen West


For today’s Scavenger Hunt prompt, I’d love to see an edging that has caught your eye recently. Post a photo in The Big Camp Curious Participation Thread with a little message about what you like in a shawl edging. Is sweet and simple your favourite or do you like a dramatic finish? As always, feel free to jump in and complete your prompts at your own pace for a chance to win a prize at the end of camp. That’s everything for this week! Happy knitting!

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