So much more than just a fashionable accessory, a knitted cowl provides a great blank canvas for almost any stitch pattern you've been looking to use. And since the shape is just a simple tube, it's perfect for dabbling your toes in designing your own projects! Bring your favorite stitch dictionaries, or pick some up here at WEBS, and learn how turn those awesome stitch patterns into lovely, wearable cowls. You'll learn how to convert stitch patterns written in rows to be knit in the round, how to draw a chart of a written stitch pattern, and how to design your own cowl from measurements and a gauge swatch.
Please note: Successful completion of Knitting I and II is required. Students should be comfortable with knitting in the round, reading written patterns, and working the kinds of stitch patterns they'd like to use.
Instructor: Kirsten Hipsky Thursdays; 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13 6:00pm-8:00pm Materials Required: - Circular needles in a variety of sizes and lengths. Shorter lengths are needed for cowls with shorter circumferences, longer lengths for longer circumferences. - Graph paper. Any grid size is fine, but 10x10 is suggested - Pencil - Yarn purchased at Webs - exact yardage depends on size of cowl, gauge and stitch pattern, but 100g of sock weight to 250g of bulky weight should be sufficient for most cowls - Any preferred, non-charted, stitch dictionaries - Stitch markers