Superellipse is a beautiful 2-color slip-stitch op-art cowl that can be worn as a regular cowl or pulled up to become a hood. The technique used to create the fabric - slip-stitch knitting - is a wonderful way to produce beautiful color work patterns while still working with only one yarn at a time. The conic pattern purposefully varies the location of the slipped stitches in order to produce a combination of vertical, slanted, and curved lines. This creates the optical illusion reminiscent of the Op-Art movement of the 1960's.
Materials required: 375-550 yards of fingering or sport weight yarn, 24" circular knitting needles in sizes US 4 and US 8, and pattern.