The term “Mobius" has come to mean any circular cowl like project that has a twist in it; unfortunately, that term is also an oversimplification of a fun, innovative, and unique technique! In this class you will learn about how using a true Mobius cast-on differs from alternative “cheats”, and how to execute the Cat Bordhi style cast-on. Once we have mastered the cast-on we will continue with the remainder of the knitting and make a cowl that features bulky reversible cables.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR, BARBARA BENSON
AKG’s author and designer extraordinaire, Barbara Benson, has designed and knit many mini-scarves and shawls using many different variegated yarns. Her love for the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements shines through with intricate stitch work and swooping shapes. Barbara began knitting in 2010 and published her first design in 2011; in addition to her independently published patterns, her patterns have appeared in publications that include Knitscene, Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts, Lace One-Skein Wonders, and Masterpiece Knits. Her first book is due out (we hope!) in the spring. More information about Barbara and her designs can be found on her website at http://tumpedduck.com and Ravelry at http://www.ravelry.com/designers/barbara-benson. When not knitting she can frequently be found wielding either a camera, a chef’s knife, or a Minecraft pickaxe (with her son).
SKILL LEVEL/SKILLS NEEDED: Intermediate. Students need to be comfortable with the long tail method to cast-on, working 4/4 cables with a cable needle, knit, purl.
MATERIALS: There is a $5 materials fee for the pattern.
Students will need to bring one skein of one of the following types of yarn (chunky, Aran, or worsted):
Chunky weight yarn, 1 skein ~ 125 yards/100 g, US 11 (8 mm), 40” (100 mm) circular needle;
Aran weight yarn, 1 skein ~ 175 yards/100 g, US 10 (6 mm), 40” (100 mm) circular needle;
Worsted weight yarn, 1 skein ~ 240 yards/100 g, US 8 (5 mm), 40” (100 mm) circular needle.
Students also need to bring a cable needle (straight or curved) and at least two stitch markers.