Seaside Comfy Cowl Knitting Workshop

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Date - 01/17/2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Plymouth Long Beach - Main Public Beach

Winter days spent exploring windy beaches and snowy trails call for comfort and warmth. In this winter knitting workshop, we’ll create the Seaside Comfy Cowl, an original pattern by Melissa Kurkoski, our guest instructor. This is the first workshop in Goldenrod’s three-part series on traditional fiber arts, using natural materials and time-honored techniques to create beautiful and functional items.

Cowl Measures approx. 12 inches wide by 7 inches high (gauge 2 ½ stitches per inch).

Attendees must know how to cast on, bind off, knit and purl. Please see supply list of items to bring, pattern will be provided at the workshop. Pattern also includes yarn-overs with dropped stitches and simple cables, instruction included during the workshop.

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Participants will meet at the main parking lot for Plymouth Long Beach and carpool together to Goldenrod Foundation’s lovely field station on the beach. Please bring your lunch (coffee, tea and water will be provided) and either warm slippers or thick socks to wear inside the field station. Bring warm outer layers of clothing if you would like to stroll on the beach – the wind coming across the water can be very chilly.

Click here for detailed instructions about the meeting spot.

Supply list:

  • Bulky yarn (approx. 100 yards)
  • Size 13, 16” circular needles
  • Stitch marker
  • Cable needle (or one double-pointed needle)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

Melissa KurkoskiAbout the instructor:

Melissa Kurkoski works as a Naturalist and Preschool Teacher at the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell, Massachusetts where she shares her love of nature with young children.  She has a passion for all things crafty and since childhood has dabbled in many aspects of the crafting world from paper and beads to natural dyes and wool.  In her free time, she enjoys knitting, gardening, and spending time with her friends and family.