Monday, November 14, 2011

Slouchy Moebius cowl

Have you ever made a Moebius strip? You take a strip of paper, turn one end 180 degrees so there's a twist in the middle and tape the ends together. If you put a pen on the strip and draw a line, the twist makes it so you actually draw on both sides of the paper and come back to where you started! (Okay, so I guess that means there only one "side.")

I love the idea of knitting with a twist, so when I came across this slouchy cowl pattern on Ravelry, I knew I wanted to give it a try.

It's a very quick and easy knit: it's in seed stitch, which is like a one-stitch checkerboard of knit and purl stitches. You use two strands of a bulky yarn and large needles to knit up a long rectangle, then twist and sew the ends together. The twist goes in the front (Ignore how tired I look ;):




The yarn I used was a bulky wool yarn called Filo from Roberts Arts & Crafts in Very Violet. My page for this project on Ravelry gives a few more technical details.

I love the colors of this, and it's nice and warm, but I have to admit I think I might have over-blocked this by stretching the fabric too much during the blocking process. I'm pretty sure I can fix it by blocking it again, a little less aggressively. How can you tell if a piece is over-blocked? It's not as stretchy as it should be, loses its drape or just looks too stretched out!

6 comments :

Brave Brooke said...

cute! I like the yarn you used!

Iz Originals said...

super cute! I could start a collection of these; on ein every color!

Jill Sarginson said...

This is fabulous! How very pretty! So amazing!!

Tracy said...

This is so pretty, beautiful colours.
I wouldn't have even thought to block this...but as you know, I don't block anything :-0

LDH said...

Super cute!

Fun reading your 'About' page. I am a mom of four daughters : ) The middle two are twins.

I have enjoyed stopping by and perusing several of your posts!

Kindly, Lorraine

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