Classes with Stephanie Jeanne of Asylum Fibers
Magic Mobius Cowl Workshop
Level – adventurous beginner
Required skills – long tail cast on, for homework, English knitters are asked to knit a small swatch using Continental style and Continental knitters are asked to knit a small swatch using English style.
o Yarn – 90 yards of super bulky yarn
o Needle – US size 13 circular needle, approximately 36” in length – students will learn to cast on a Mobius and begin work on a chunky Mobius Cowl.
This pattern will be provided in class: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/magicalmoebius-cowl-asap
2-at-a-time Socks on a Magic Loop
Level – adventurous beginner, comfortable using fingering weight yarn Required skills – long tail cast on, magic loop (not required)
o Yarn – approximately 400 yards of sock yarn, separated into 2 balls or cakes. (I usually wind a cake and then pull from the outside to wind a 2nd cake about the same size, leaving the 2 attached),
o Needle – US size 1 circular needle, approximately 40” – 47” in length.
This should be a needle with a very smooth join and flexible cable, like Addi or Knitter’s Pride, for example.
Objective – students will learn how to cast on two socks, to be worked cuff down simultaneously on a long circular needle. This technique could also be applied to mitts or sleeves. Students will leave with cuffs and partial sock legs that they can continue to knit, using a pattern distributed in class.
Level – adventurous beginner, comfortable using fingering weight yarn
Required skills – students are expected to come to class with either the leg or foot of a
sock completed, ready for heel placement. (This class works well as a follow up to the 2-ata-
time on the Magic Loop class.)
Socks in progress – students should come with at least one sock ready for heel
placement. This means either the leg of a cuff down sock or the foot of a toe up
sock is complete. Socks must be knit in the round, but can be done using any method
(magic loop, dpns, etc.)
Waste yarn – about 20 yards of yarn in the same weight but different color from
your in-progress socks. Don’t choose a super sticky or fuzzy yarn for this.
Objective – students will learn how to knit an afterthought heel in their socks. This
technique works with both cuff down and toe up socks knit in the round.