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Design Your Own Cowl

with Laura Nelkin
Keep yourself and loved ones feeling snug and looking stylish in your one-of-a-kind cowls. Use Laura's templates and techniques to breeze through designing original cowls.

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.

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Lesson plan


Lesson 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.


Lesson 2. More Design Decisions


Lesson 3. Designing a Round Cowl


Lesson 4. Designing a Mobius Cowl


Lesson 5. Designing a Flat Cowl


Lesson 6. Tips & Tricks


Lesson 7. Designing Extras

"I love this class. I have been watching all of the classes before I dive in and start my own cowl design. Laura explains the different types of cowl designs, provides templates for the different cowl types and walks you through step by step how to figure out stitches, yarn yardage and all aspects of creating your own design. Laura also includes 3 of her cowl design patterns and uses those to explain how to design each type. I am amazed at her knowledge and talent for design. I really appreciate her generosity for sharing her knowledge with us."
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