Infinity scarves are the fashion accessory trend right now. They make great one-skein stash projects, quick gifts, and are perfect for magic ball knitting or showing off a fabulous gradient yarn. Your skein will automatically produce mirrored stripes and you can work until you run out of yarn if you cast-on your möbius from the center out. Students will learn Cat Bordi’s fast and clever cast-on, my alteration for creating a lace cast-on with holes at the center of your cowl, and Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy bind-off. You’ll also receive the pattern (usually a paid download on Ravelry).
Skill level is intermediate.
Prerequisite: Should be comfortable with the architecture of knit and purl stitches.
Maximum 20 students.
½ day workshop
Students receive a handout in booklet form including the pattern for the Sonic Boom cowl.
No materials fee.
Work a swatch of 2×2 ribbing (12 to 24 stitches wide should be sufficient). Do not break yarn. We'll use this swatch to practice the bind-off.
Knowledge of Elizabeth Zimmermann's invisible cast-on (auxiliary wool cast-on) is advantageous, but not required.
class yarn (smooth, non-splitting, light or bright or medium color)
long-ish (32-inches or more) circular needles to work that yarn
one beginning of round stitch marker
No special needs for the room set up. A whiteboard or flip chart is nice to have but not need to have. I have a projector if the facilities can accommodate it. Room set-up should be tables and chairs either facing forward or in a U-shape.
This class has been taught at
The Whole Nine Yarns, Woodstock GA;
South Carolina Knit Inn 2016, Greenville SC;
Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair 2017, Fletcher NC.
This cast-on is also taught in "Waste Not: Scrap Busting."
Smoky Mountain Knitting Guild, June 2015, Waynesville NC.