Sonic Boom Möbius Cowl class

This class is on the schedule for Unwind 2018. Learn more and register here.

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.

Homework:
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.

Supplies:
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
homework swatch

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.

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