If you want to get your feet wet with your first colorwork project, this is the class for you! We'll dive into the best tips for beautiful colorwork and learn all the techniques needed for you to cast on your own Mokum cowl! Learn how to do a crochet provisional cast on, folded hems, and simple colorwork effects created with your floats. You'll leave this class with a beautiful swatch that can double as a coaster or a wall hanging, a copy of the Mokum cowl pattern and the confidence to take on any colorwork project! You'll be guided through all of the techniques used in the Mokum Cowl and you might even cast on your new cowl by the end of class!
Named after the city’s nickname, “Mokum”, a yiddish word that means “place” or “safe haven”, this cowl is inspired by everyday life in Amsterdam. The rhythmic geometric motifs are pulled from patterns found around the city from the canals to the lively walls of Amsterdam Centraal. You don't even need to leave your bike to catch a glimpse of the striking lines marking the speed bumps along your way. The Mokum Cowl sits cozily next to your face and is designed with stranded colorwork to block out the unforgiving wind on that chilly bike ride home.
From the moment you enter the classroom, Mieka works to make sure your time together is safe, valuable, and fun! You'll leave feeling not only accomplished and armed with new skills but but that you've connected with your community.
cast on/bind off
working in the round