Pressed Flower Cowl with Elizabeth Durand (9/30/23 9:00 AM)
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The Pressed Flowers patterns by Amy Christoffers have taken the knitting world by storm. Learn how to work this colorwork magic using slip stitches. The smallest size, a 28-inch single loop, uses less than one skein of each color. It’s perfect by itself, but it’s also a great test to learn how the pattern works and decide whether you want to commit to the bigger cowl, the shawl, the cardigan, or the pullover.
Date/Time: Saturday, September 30, 2023 9:00 am-noon
Copy of the Pressed Flowers Cowl pattern available for purchase on Ravelry.
The pattern is written for 3 sizes – 28, 42, and 58 inches – and can be made in sport, DK, or light worsted weight yarn. Bring yarn for the size you want to make:
28-inch cowl: 175 yards main color, 150 yards contrast color
42-inch cowl: 250 yards main color, 200 yards contrast color
58-inch cowl: 350 yards main color, 300 yards contrast color
If you are planning to make the 42- or 58-inch cowl, please bring extra yarn to practice the flower motif in class. It does not have to be the same colors as the yarn you are using for the cowl, but it should be the same weight.
Needles appropriate for weight yarn you are using. This cowl is worked back and forth, like a scarf, and joined together at the end. You can use straight needles or a circular needle, as you prefer. (See homework for needle size.)
Basic knitter’s toolkit items: scissors, sewing-up needle, stitch markers, tape measure, pen or pencil, etc.
If your yarn needs to be wound into balls before you can knit with it, please do that before you get to class.
Work a swatch to determine what size needles you will be using. The swatch should be worked over “plain stitch” as defined in the pattern (this is not stockinette stitch). You are aiming for a gauge of 21 stitches x 32 rows over 4 inches (10 cm).
Skill Level:Intermediate: some experience with yarn over patterns, cables, ribbing; comfortable with pattern interpretation. Has completed several projects.