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A Collection of Cowls

In this class, we’ll work through three distinctive cowls that can be worked up in no time! We’ll make a lace leaf pullover, a textured side-buttoned collar, and a simple open work moebius. Each cowl demonstrates a different technique and all are great for gifts or for yourself. Beading options for each will be shown but are optional. 

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Instructor: Anna Viadero
Date: Wednesdays, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 2013
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Materials Required:

  • For All Cowls:  Knitters tool kit (or at a minimum: stitch markers, scissors, tape measure, yarn needles, notepad, pencil/pen)
  • Sticky notes, highlight tape or magnet board to follow chart/pattern

Side-Button Cowl:

  • Valley Yarns Sheffield (or other DK or worsted weight yarn) 1 ball (120 yds) for size Small, 2 balls (240 yds) for Med or Large. A solid color will enhance this beautiful stitch pattern.  
  • US 6 straight needles or size to get gauge (20 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch unwashed, unblocked)  
  • Crochet hook size E, F, or G for provisional CO 
  • Smooth sport weight cotton yarn for provisional CO and life lines  

Leaves Cowl:

  • Growing Leaves Pattern by Meghan Macko. Please download the free pattern here: Growing Leaves Cowl.  
  • Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky 2 skeins (218 yards) or other bulky yarn. This cowl can also be done in worsted weight (about 240 yards total). A solid color will enhance the beautiful stitch pattern.  For bulky yarns 16 inch circular US 8 needles or to gauge (30 stitches = 6 inches or 32 rows = 6.25 inches in pattern). For worsted weight yarns use 16 inch circular size US 6 or 7 needles and prepare a swatch of 4 repeats for class.  
  • Smooth sport weight cotton yarn for life line.  

Basic Moebius Cowl :

  • Valley Yarns Enfield 2 hanks (124 yards) or other chunky yarn. Variegated or hand dyed will work well here in this pattern.   
  • 47 inch circular needles size US 10

HOMEWORK:

  • Prior to the first class: Using the yarn you choose for the Side Button Cowl, knit a swatch to be sure you are getting gauge.  Begin with a US 6 needle and change needle sizes until you achieve the following gauge: 20 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch unwashed, unblocked
  • Watch Provisional Crochet Cast On video at How to Work the Provisional Crochet Cast-On
  • Prior to the second class meeting, please download this free pattern and bring it to class: Growing Leaves Cowl
  • If you have any questions or concerns about obtaining this pattern, please speak with the instructor during the first class meeting.
$100.00 each
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