Designed to alleviate the doldrums and bust you out of any funk you might be in, the Boredom Buster is a special project, packaged in a box or bag that contains special yarn along with a special pattern or project idea to keep your hands and mind busy, during challenging times.
Boredom Buster Projects will be limited in quantity and will change as supplies last.
Add a burst of colour to your wardrobe!
The Starburst Cowl from designer Irina Poludnenko is found in the book Noro Silk Garden, the 20th Anniversary edition. The stitch pattern is inspired by the facets of modern jewelry. Using Noro Silk Garden and Noro Silk Garden Solo, this fun to make accessory project has you learning how to make the interesting "star" pattern that "bursts" against a background of contrast colour.
This boredom buster kit was so popular we've brought it back - this time with some new colour combos and more yarn so you can enjoy this stitch pattern twice as much! Be sure to check out Ravelry for some ergonomic tips on making the starburst pattern... And to see pattern modifications - we love the longer loops to wear single or double wrapped!
Inside each kit is:
- a copyright print of Irina Poludnenko's Starburst Cowl pattern from the Noro book - A gift from Noro with the purchase of this kit. Thank you Noro!
4 balls yarn - 2 of Silk Garden and 2 of Silk Garden Solo in coordinating colours (you can make a longer loop just by doubling the amount of stitches at cast on)
- a small treat to keep you engergized while making!
You will need:
- a US 8 (5.0 mm) circular knitting needle, 24 inches (60 cm) long, or SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE. (We used a 6.0 mm / 60 cm Prym Ergo Circular for our samples - do a swatch to determine your gauge )
- a tapestry needle for weaving in ends
- a stitch marker
Check out Ravelry for ergonomic tips on making the starburst pattern in this cowl. Folks have used double wraps to make the knitting easier to do, and we recommend that technique too! While you are on Ravelry have a look at all the photos of cowls and longer loops people have made. So inspiring!