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with Laura Nelkin
Online Class

Design Your Own Cowl

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Use knitting expert Laura Nelkin's design worksheet along with any of twelve templates to build your own cowl designs with little to no math. You'll even be able to write publishable patterns. Laura will help you choose yarn, stitch patterns, borders and edgings before guiding you step-by-step through bringing a unique cowl to life. Design a cute, cozy round cowl, a sophisticated Möbius cowl or a fabulous flat cowl you can seam or connect with buttons. Along with all the tips and tricks you need to succeed at designing and knitting original cowls, this class also includes three of Laura's finished cowl patterns! Sign up today and radiate eye-catching style in custom cowls you can call your own.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 3h1m

Included in this Class

1. What Is a Cowl?

1. What Is a Cowl?

Meet your instructor, Laura Nelkin, and begin to consider what design elements you want your cowl to have. A design worksheet included with your class materials will help you keep track of your choices and choose the best design template for your pattern.

2. More Design Decisions

2. More Design Decisions

Choosing the right yarn for your project means you get to shop in your stash or try out new fibers! Find joy in your swatching and blocking as you determine just the right stitch patterns and borders for your cowl.

3. Designing a Round Cowl

3. Designing a Round Cowl

Laura includes six different design templates for cowls that are knitted in the round. She walks you through the steps for calculating your cast-on, body stitches and edging for round cowls that are not twisted, using her Red Cowl as an example.