Saturday, December 5, 2015

Moebius bubble cowl/scarf

Moebius Bubble Cowl


This pattern is available on Ravlery!

Yarn: premier yarns "wool-free lace"
Needles: size 2

This yarn, though labeled "lace" is more like a sock (fingerling) yarn. This pattern is easily modified for any yarn. The thicker the yarn you use, I recommend doing your sections with less stitches. Use the needle size recommended for your yarn. The finished cowl is quite warm and the stitch pattern allows plenty of stretch if you desire to use it as a hood.

I also like to use stitch markers at each knit/purl transition point.

Here is a sample of this same stitch in a thicker, hand spun yarn worked on size 6 needles and it is a 6x6 rib. this yarn is pretty much worsted.

If you intend to make this a cowl, you can either cast on provisionally and graft or do a 3 needle bind off, or cast on regularly and seam. Of course grafting will result in a seamless cowl and have a post here that deals with working the Kitchener Stitch (grafting) in pattern. It's a useful skill to have and not nearly as complicated as it may seem once you understand it.

I have this pattern charted. it's a simple pattern to adapt and also makes a great scarf if you don't want to make a moebius. As written, it's basically a 10 stitch by 10 row checker of tight and dropped stitches with twisted stitches to help keep it all tidy on the edges of the transition points. A 10x10 rib that creates a reversible bubble effect.

A close up of the stitch pattern at the point where I grafted the ends together.

You can read more about creating moebius knits here: Demystifying the moebius!

I did not block this. If you block it, you will loose the texture of the bubbles.

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