Hello and welcome to our Knit-along, where we hope we can visually help you along your way with your Fjord River Shawl.
In issue 3 we have given you 2 choices to begin your shawl. Why not try out both and find the one which suits you best. Doing this will help you make sense of where you are starting in your shawl and will also help you to become accustomed to how your kit yarn feels.
Download the pattern pages from Issue 3 of Your Crochet & Knitting magazine to get started on our Knit-along
Our Garter tab cast on tutorial can be found here – Garter Tab Tutorial
The pattern begins at the top edge (tab cast-on), and section 1 of your pattern finishes after the first G st ridges. Section 1 uses your Snowflake white yarn and some of your Arctic blue, leaving you set up with your Arctic blue yarn attached ready to tackle section 2.
Yarn overs can make or break a project and tension is key. This section is a great introduction to yarn overs because it is all based on knit stitches.
Sometimes yarn overs that are on a row with both purl and knit stitches can be uneven due to the way the yarn has to move to front or back of work. When working your yarn overs take special care to keep the yarn the same length to ensure the same size holes through-out.
Please see our Garter tab cast on tutorial.
Next week we take on sections 2-3 – we hope you’ll be joining us.