KC: Intro to Colorwork: Cygnus Cowl

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with Caitlin Perazzo
Cost: $75 + supplies
Skill Level: Experienced Beginner

Marla and Sami from Blue Sky Fibers were created to go together, which is evident in this “doughnut” cowl that has no wrong side. It begins with a solid area of one color, then changes to a small geometric stranded pattern for awhile, then moves to the other color on its own, and finally repeats the stranded pattern. The solid areas give the eye a place to rest as well as highlighting each yarn individually.

This Cygnus Cowl is started with a provisional cast-on and knit in the round, making a long tube. When complete, the two ends of the tube are brought together and grafted, creating a seamless closure. Along with the basics of colorwork, you will learn how to do a provisional cast on and how to graft the ends of the tube together.

Students must be comfortable knitting, purling, and knitting in the round prior to taking this class.

Class supplies must be purchased from Silk Road Textiles. By using our high quality products, you know that you have the right tools and fibers to set you up for success, and we are able to keep our class prices down.

Supplies needed:
1 skein Manos del Uruguay Sami (100% superwash merino wool; approx 273yds / 100g)
1 skein Manos del Uruguay Marla (100% superwash merino wool; approx 273yds / 100g)
US 4 (3.5mm) 16” circular needle; or size needed to obtain gauge in stockinette
US 6 (4mm) 16” circular needle; or size needed to obtain gauge in stranded colorwork
Spare US 4 (3.5mm) 16” circular needle, or smaller, for closing graft
1 stitch marker
Crochet hook for provisional cast-on (G/4mm)
Tapestry needle
Waste yarn

26 stitches and 37 rounds = 4” in Stockinette St on size US4/3.5mm
26 stitches and 70 rounds = 4” in Stranded Colorwork on size US6/4mm