Sunday, January 16, 2011

Single Row Striped Moebius

I had been mulling over in my mind this idea for a moebius cowl for a while now.  Ok, by a while I mean like a week, since I actually learned to do the true moebius cast on.  

 It's a long moebius that can be worn long and loose or doubled.

It was a really quick knit and I think it worked really well.  It look almost every bit of the skein of color A and most of color B.  I think the charcoal and brown combo is a very versatile one.  I've already got it listed in my Etsy shop, but for those of you who would like to knit your own, the pattern:

Materials: Size 13 circular needles, 32 or 40 inches Or size needed to get gauge
2 skiens of Bernat Alpaca of different colors or yarn of your choice
1 stitch marker

Gauge: 2 stitches per inch in stockinette

Cast on 100 stitches using the Moebius Cast on and color A.  Place marker to indicate beginning of round and join being careful that there is no more than the half twist of the moebius.

Knit one full round using color A.  When you get back to the marker, drop color A and join color B. 
Knit one full round using color B.  
Alternate colors each round, twisting the two yarns behind the work each time you switch colors.
Continue in this manner until there is only enough of color A left to bind off, or until desired width.  

Bind off using color A and Jeny's surprisingly stretchy bind off or your favorite stretchy bind off.  Weave in ends and block.

Please note, this cowl will curl, despite blocking.  

Finished measurements of my cowl:  23" by 13" when laying flat.

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