A garter-tab shawl is the name for a shawl that’s started with this method. By knitting a small rectangle in garter stitch, and then picking up stitches on two more sides of the ‘tab,’ you give strength to a shawl creation that would otherwise sag in the middle. And let’s face it, the backbone of a shawl is a pretty important feature, so it needs structure and support!
A garter-tab shawl grows outward in three dimensions as you knit. As a result, there will be a small bump in the middle – which WILL block out! Just make sure to knit loosely on the border stitches. Some knitters even like to do a yarn-over for each of the three edge stitches in order to give additional stretch. It’s up to you!
Use this technique with our Rincon Wrap.
Garter-Tab Cast On: