Vibrant Colours - Geometric Cowl (3 hrs)

Ready to add some vibrant colours to your knitting? You’ve mastered knitting and have worked in the round on a toque or cowl. Now join Sarah in this class to learn some tips and tricks for knitting stranded colourwork in the round while working on a vibrant cowl. In our 3-hour class, you'll get a good start on your project. You'll gain experience following a knitting chart and interpreting repeats. We'll explore options for holding your yarns and for catching longer floats. We'll talk about how to choose colours for projects and how to avoid having colours run when you wash your finished items. We will work on the Which Way Stranded Cowl pattern in our time together. Come to class prepared with the ribbing done and jump right into making motifs and watching patterns appear! See homework description below. Skills required: cast on, knit, purl, maintain even tension, work in the round, basic pattern reading skills.
Cost of Course
Kit Fee
Kit fee: $6 includes pattern handouts and instructor’s stash yarns for colour accents.
Course Difficulty
Course Type
Course Time
Sunday morning, 9 am to 12 pm
List of materials
List of materials:
• Yarn: about 300m total of worsted weight to aran weight yarn; you'll want at least 100m of one colour; leftover bits of contrasting colours works for the rest. We can share colours as a class, too. Gauge ~18 sts/ 4" in stockinette. Yarn suggestions: Custom Woolen Mills 2ply, Haynes Creek Heathers Aran, Galway Worsted, Cascade 220.
• Knitting needle: 5 mm 16″/40cm circular needle or size to get gauge
• Stitch marker, small scissors, magnetic board (if you have one)

Homework: Using your main colour yarn, cast on 96 sts and join to work in the round. Work 6 rounds of K2P2 ribbing. Any questions about materials or homework please contact Sarah at