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Learn How To Make A Garter Tab Cast-On For Lace Shawls
Many knitting patterns for lace shawls use the garter tab cast-on method.
This is a great way of starting a lace shawl but it can also seem like an odd way of starting a lace shawl.
Using this cast-on method allows you to make a shawl that grows from the center out, forming two triangles. These triangles are separated by a center stitch.
When using this cast-on technique, you end up creating a small rectangle of garter stitches. This will then blend seamlessly with the garter stitch edging that forms the top of the shawl.
However, if you are not familiar with the method, it can all seem a bit confusing.
In this great video tutorial, Staci over at Very Pink Knits demonstrates how to cast on using this method.
Do you want to try out this casting-on method? Here is a great pattern:
You can find more great FREE knitting tutorials here: Knitting Tips & Tricks
Watch Staci and learn how to make a garter tab cast-on!
Excellent demo, thank you!
Susan – Thank you very much – we are very happy that you like the demo. Happy knitting!