Modular Knitting / Geodesic Cowl Class
- Three 90-minute classes
- Tuesday, August 14; 1:30pm-3:00pm
- Tuesday, August 21; 1:30pm-3:00pm
- Tuesday, August 28; 1:30pm-3:00pm
- Class includes Geodesic pattern
- Techniques learned: modular knitting
- Prerequisites: Casting on, knitting in the round, centered double decreases, picking up stitches, basic decreases, yarn overs, following simple knitting patterns
- Materials needed:
- Geodesic Cowl pattern (we can purchase this for you through Ravelry)
- 335 yards of DK-weight yarn
- US 5 (3.5mm) double-pointed needles OR US 5 (3.5mm) 32" circular needle for magic loop
- US 5 (3.5mm) 16” circular needle
- stitch markers
- darning needle
- Pre-class Homework: Cast on and complete Beginning Border (instructions on Page 2 of pattern)
Modular knitting is having a moment right now, and we want you to get in on the fun. Modular knitting relies on knitting smaller pieces that are knit together to create one larger piece. As a bonus, they usually don't require any seaming.
Geodesic by Emily O'Brien is a fun and easy to memorize knit. The pattern is written for two sizes (small and large), and is worked up in small triangles that create a hexagonal pattern.
This pattern is perfect for those of you who are short on knitting time because each triangle takes about 30 minutes to knit up. If you put it down for a few days and don't remember where you left off, don't worry! Each layer of triangles is the same pattern all the way around!
You can knit this cowl using one color to highlight the geometric texture, or you can use two colors like we did for a cool stained glass effect. Our store model was knit up in Hedgehog Merino DK in Dove and Ancient Fiber Arts Merino DK in Little Wild Things. You could also use three colors–one for the garter borders, and two for the triangles.