Monday, October 11, 2004

Dropped Stitch Moebius Cowl

Dropped Stitch Moebius Cowl

1 ball Noro Keuryon (or whatever yarn you might want to use)
1 set 6mm straight needles

Cast on 30 stitches, using provisional cast on.
Row 1 & 2: Knit (garter stitch)
Row 3: *K1, YO twice*, repeat ending with K1
Row 4: *K1, drop the 2 Yarn overs*, repeat ending with K1
Row 5, 6, 7: Knit (garter stitch)Repeat Rows 3 - 7 until you reached the length you want.

For the last set, knit only 2 rows of garter stitch. This will match up with the first two rows when you join the ends together. Every so often, as you're knitting, give your work a gentle pull to straighten out the rows.

To Finish:

Give your scarf a half-twist so the opposite ends meet. Put the stitches on the provisional cast-on onto a needle and graft together. If you use the Kitchener stitch, the finished piece will look seamless.1 Ball was perfect for a short cowl that just fit my neck. You can make it longer and cast on more stitches for a shawl. Just leave enough yarn at the end for grafting. I usually allow for ~1"per stitch.

Much thanks to Elizabeth Zimmerman who is truly a Goddess of Knitting!

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Wrap #1

I did about 3" of this wrap in the Pakucho cotton. Beautiful! Unfortunately, it wasn't what I wanted at this time. I needed something that would use 4 skeins and knit up much quicker. But I didn't want to forget this pattern.

Cast on 80 stitches on 6.5mm needles loosely. Switching to 5.5mm needles, knit 2 rows. Start pattern.

Pattern as follows: K1, *YO, K2tog* repeat ** to end with KI. Repeat for all rows until shawl is the length you want or you run out of yarn.

This pattern makes a nice criss-cross pattern that twists to the side of the piece. It is absolutely reversible with both sides identical. Perfect for mobius cowl. This stitch pattern came from one of Barbara G. Walker's book.