Mitered Cowl: Berry Skies


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Thursdays 6/2, 6/16 & 6/30
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Three Sessions, Two Weeks Apart
With Gretchen Fancher
In Store

We will make Martina Behm's ingenious Berry Skies cowl, with mitered corners and (did we mention ingenious?) worked flat yet resulting in a seamless cowl. How does she do that??

A cowl that looks like a scarf that looks like a shawl, is an easy-peasy knit and has an unusual construction, accentuated by stripes in my most beloved colors – that sounds like a new favorite project of mine, and that’s exactly what “Berry Skies” is! I have been playing around with different ways of making cowls, and this one struck me as particularly suited for a “Trio Aquarell” by Dibadu: Three colors with just enough contrast to emphasize the stripes and zig-zags that are in perfect harmony nevertheless – just like clouds in the sky over Damsdorf, my home, at sunset. The cowl is entirely knit back and forth in garter stitch with only a few purl stitches and minimal ends to weave in when you are done. Depending on which side you decide to wear up, the light or dark colors will show more. Choose your favorite way to wear it, and the geometric zig-zag elements will be more prominent or less, making it one of the most versatile knitted pieces of your wardrobe!

Skills Required: Must know how to cast on, knit, purl, and work basic increases and decreases.

 Materials:

  • Yarn: 150 or 300 grams of fingering weight yarn, in three distinct shades for a fade. or three colors you like together.
  • Needles: US 5 (3.75mm) or US 6(4mm) 32" circular needle
  • Accessories: Stitch markers, kitchen scale (available in class at the store)
  • Pattern: Included with enrollment

Homework: Before you cast on, please work a swatch over 30 stitches and at least 12 rows in garter stitch. Count how many stitches you have in 10 cm or 4 inches. If you have more than 19 (as listed under “Gauge”), you will end up with a cowl that will be smaller than the one in the pictures. To avoid this, please rip back and start over with a larger needle size.

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