Instructor: Birgit Hesse
Have you ever adored a fair-isle sweater and wanted to make a multicolored project but were intimidated by the technique? Or have you seen mosaic patterns and wondered how it all comes together? Or do you just love to combine different colors in a knitting project? Then this class is for you.
Whether you are using a self-striping/variegated yarn or several Madeline Tosh Unicorn Tails to create a unique color palette, the “Brain Frieze” cowl pattern is the perfect project to try mosaic knitting.
You can make a single loop or a double loop. Please purchase and bring a copy of the pattern below to class.
What you will learn: Quilt stich, slip stiches with yarn in the front and/or in the back. We will knit one complete pattern repeat in class so you know all the different stiches and can finish the project at home.
What you will need:
PATTERN: “Brain Frieze” Cowl by Stitchnerd Designs
YARN: DK/worsted or fingering: 2 yarns - one plain, the other can be self-striping or variegated. Double loop - allow about 220 yds/ 200 m, Single loop – allow about 165 yds/150 m
For the 3 class samples I used fingering weight yarn: for the double loop I used 1 skein of Hedgehog Fibers Sock yarn and 1 skein Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere and for each of the single loops I picked 5 different colored Madeline Tosh Unicorn Tails and 1 skein Shibui Knits Staccato and some left over sock yarn (Soo much fun to pick the different colors)
NEEDLE: US 7-8 (4.5 to 5 mm) circular needle for DK and US size 6 (4.0 mm) circular needle for fingering. Depending on which loop size you make you will need a 32” (double loop) or 24” (single loop) circular needle
NOTIONS: tapestry needle to weave in ends
What you need to know:
Knitters will have to know basic stiches like knit, purl and yarn over.
Note: PDF pattern is delivered electronically. Download instructions will be emailed to you at purchase.
Leaving a fond and familiar place, whether in travel or in life, can many times be bittersweet. This shawl’s design was inspired by the lasting memories we carry with us, and the anticipation of new and exciting adventures that await us down the road.
64" wingspan x 24" deep at center
Lang Asia (70% Silk, 30% Yak; 145m / 50g)
2 balls each in color 70 (color A)
and color 48 (color B)
18 sts x 30 rows = 4" x 4" in stockinette stitch, after blocking.
32" US 5 (3.75mm) needles
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.
Tapestry needle, blocking wires (optional)
100% American Targhee Wool
50 g / 145 yds
Gauge: 5.25 - 6 sts = 1" on US 5 (3.75mm) - US 7 (4.5mm) needles
Care: Hand wash, lay flat to dry
This soft and chunky merino wool yarn is perfect for quick projects - one ball is enough for a beanie or a cowl, 3 for a long scarf or shawl and 6-7 for a sweater or a cardigan. One ball knits up in just a few hours!
100% Merino Wool
150 g / 74 yds
Recommended needle size: US 15 (10 mm), US 19 (15 mm), or US 36 (20 mm)
Care: dry clean or hand wash in cold water, lay flat to dry