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.


Designer Knows Best

December 10, 2011

Well, I found a cowl that I really liked and wanted to make. As usual, I made a few “tweaks” to the pattern, and by “tweaks” I mean I COMPLETELY CHANGED IT. It’s the Amanda Cowl and it’s knit in the round with a lovely stitch pattern.
Cowl WIP
I decided I wanted it knit flat, with buttons, instead of being over-the-head. Which means I needed to convert every other row. Usually very easy, in this case, I made a couple of mis-steps, and had to restart it twice. Normal for me. OK, so here I am:
Cowl WIP-1

and it is biasing like crazy. Guess I should have kept this particular stitch pattern in the round. Guess the designer knew what she was doing when she wrote the pattern, eh?

Will it block into a rectangle? We’ll see…

It’s intended for a gift. If it doesn’t block well, I can always sacrifice (cough-cough) and keep it for myself.