Saturday, April 15, 2023
10 am-1 pm with Stephanie Lotven AKA Tellybean Knits
Let’s make a knitted memory. Join me to cast on my favorite accessory!
A cowl that you can knit in a retreat weekend. This little project has a big impact. Worked SEAMLESSLY from the top down, it knits up quickly (like any good cowl should), but wears like a hassle-free shawl. Unlike traditional tube cowls that rumple into a pile of knitting around your neck, this shawl shaped construction lets your knitting shine by creating a triangular front and shortened back. The shape is wonderful, wearable, and just plain fun to knit. I will get you started in class and give you the know-how to complete your cowl at home.
In this class, we will
1. Choose yarn. This cowl pattern was written to be worked in fingering weight yarn, using 5 mini skeins. However, it can be knit in a single color or in a bouquet of colors. Together we will choose the best yarn and colors for the project.
2. Learn a Garter Tab Cast On. We will learn a garter tab cast on to set up the cowl to create a clean upper edge.
3. Learn a variety of fun stitches. We will work through several simple, textured stitches that will give the cowl dimension while remaining relaxing and manageable during the retreat.
4. Learn a new construction. While working through the pattern, we will explore this flattering top-down shawl-shaped construction that makes this little cowl special.