This workshop is meant to follow the Learn to Knit workshop that taught the absolute basics of knitting from casting on, to knitting a garter stitch scarf, to learning how to bind off and finish a knitted project. In this workshop, learn to take your knitting skills to the next level, with some more fundamental techniques including:
- how to work the purl stitch
- how to combine knits and purls into ribbing
- how to do a provisional cast on
- how to work a Kitchener stitch to graft two ends together in a very seamless way
- also how to do the three needle bind off to do a quick, but more visible, seam
The project we’ll make in this series is the Five by Five Cowl: a cozy infinity loop cowl made by holding three yarns together (in our example we use 2 fingering weight yarns and a lace weight but you can use whatever you’d wish!). It’s a perfect project to practice these new skills on and have fun playing with texture and colour at the same time! Download the free pattern and get started!
Indulge in the colours and textures of beautiful hand-dyed yarns. This super easy-to-knit cowl takes three yarns knit together to make a lush, cozy and bouncy infinity loop that can be worn wrapped or loose!
- Approx 52" (122 cm) circumference x 7" (18 cm) wide, relaxed without blocking
- 2 skeins SweetGeorgia Yarns CashLuxe Fine (400 yd / 365 m per 4 oz / 115 g skein; 70% Superwash Merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon).
- 1 skein SweetGeorgia Yarns Silk Mist (325 yds / 300 m per 0.9 oz / 25 g skein; 60% kid mohair, 40% silk).
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
- US 10 ¾ / 7mm needle
- Spare knitting needle
- Tapestry needle
- Crochet hook
- Waste yarn for provisional cast on
- 14 sts and 18 rows per 4" (10 cm) in five by five ribbing, relaxed