Francoise Danoy of Aroha Knits will discuss shawl construction and shaping by highlighting how the usage and placement of increases and decreases work together to form the popular shawl shapes seen in designs: triangular, crescent and asymmetrical. The presentation will focus on the ways that understanding shawl construction can help knitters to more confidently knit or design shawls. This knowledge can then be incorporated into a knitter’s repertoire to boost creativity in conceiving and crafting their projects. Francoise is a knitwear designer who uses her designs to connect artistically with her Maori heritage. She is also an instructor and mentor to beginning designers through her signature program, the SWATCH Studio Circle.