The Marbius Cowl

August 4, 2015

Marbius handknit Cowl worn long over a white blouse

This is an easy-to-knit moebius cowl that takes only 1/2 skein of Marble Chunky. Knit it flat and seam it with a quick whip-stitch seam. You will have enough left over yarn to make a 2nd cowl or a hat.






Marbius handknit cowl worn looped twice around the model's neck

53 inches around (knit flat and seamed)

James C. Brett Marble Chunky color MC27, about 170 yards (155 meters). You can make two cowls from a single skein, or a cowl and a hat.
Size US 10 (6 mm) needles or size to obtain gauge

13 stitches to 4 inches in garter stitch

Cast on 172 sts
Row 1: *Knit 2 together (K2tog), yo. Repeat from * until 2 sts remain: K2tog.
Rows 2-30: Knit
Row 31: repeat row 1
Bind off loosely. Cut yarn, leaving a 12″ tail.
Bring the two short ends together, then flip one end of the scarf over. Whip stitch the ends together. This will result in a loop with a half twist – there is one continuous edge and one surface. Weave in yarn ends.

Marbius Handknit Cowl close-up

For personal, non-commercial use. Please do not sell items made from this pattern without written permission. Please do not copy and distribute this pattern.


Car Knitting

January 4, 2010

I had some concentrated knitting time last week – on the way to and from a lovely visit with my family. The result is this:


which will become the lovely Tyra

from the book Modern Living by S. Charles. From the moment I saw the pattern I wanted to make this vest/shawl. I got the book from Webs (my LYS didn’t carry it) and found some Maggie’s Alpaca in my stash.

It’s great car knitting because it is all seed stitch and ribbing. It’s a bulky gauge (12 sts/4 inch) on US 10’s. The pattern called for 14 sts/4 inch but I couldn’t get that with this yarn so I modified the stitch count. The vest is constructed from 3 rectangles.

2 Projects

March 31, 2009

I’m currently working on two (relatively) big projects:
1) a baby blanket – my dear friend C.Z. is going to be a grandmother, and this is for her grandchild-to-be:
It is made from Nashua Handknits Creative Focus Cotton in “Buttercup” on US 6 needles. The pattern is Horizontal Parallelogram Check from Barbara Walker’s First Treasury of Knitting Patterns.

2) Next is the lacy top Delphine from French Girl Knits:
It is knit in the round from the bottom up until the armholes. The yarn is “Angora Soft” from Knit One, Crochet Too on US size 7 needles. The pattern suggests a US 3, but I had to go up to a 7 to get gauge. Since I’m typically a loose knitter, this rayon/nylon/angora blend must be very different from the alpaca/silk the pattern calls for, but I like the way it’s coming out, and I’ll be able to wear it more easily in warmer weather.