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The Cowichan-Inspired Pullover

Instructor: Beth Brown-Reinsel       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Intermediate      

Description ~ The Cowichan-Inspired Pullover

On Vancouver Island in British Columbia, the Coast Salish people developed this V-necked, shawl-collared garment after learning of knitting through Europeans who visited their area. The Salish preferred motifs that reflected the natural world (whales, birds, etc.) as well as geometric motifs. The sweaters, still handspun by some people, are knitted on double-pointed needles, with thick singles yarns in 2 or 3 colors. This class will cover stranding and weaving with colors (from the right side), reading a chart, putting stripes in ribbing (without color distortion) an unusual traditional shoulder join, creating a shawl collar shaped with short rows, and knitting sleeves from the top down while shaping the cap.

Materials Needed ~ The Cowichan-Inspired Pullover

Homework ~ The Cowichan-Inspired Pullover