Dec 122011

Ring of Velevet Sapphire | The Knitting Vortex

Who doesn’t need a big, scrushy seed stitch infinity cowl? I certainly, suddenly, do. This one is cast on using the brilliant moebius cast on as demonstrated by the incomparable Cat Bordhi in her moebius cast on tutorial video. It allows you to knit from the cast-on middle of the ring, to the long outer edge, following the infinity moebius shape. And there’s not much more to it than that!

Techniques & Skills Used: moebius CO, knit/purl, knitting in the round; this pattern includes written instructions, and a link to the moebius cast on tutorial.
Size: 9” width and 60” circumference.
Yarn: Loops & Threads Cozy Wool (50% Acrylic, 50% Wool; 90 yards/127g); 3 skeins, shown in Velvet.
Other Materials: US 13 (9mm) 60” circular needle, or size to match gauge; Stitch marker (1); Yarn needle or size K/6.5mm crochet hook for weaving ends.
Gauge: 7 stitches and 16 rows/4” in seed stitch, after gentle blocking.Gauge is not critical for this project, however a different gauge may result in a smaller or larger finished loop, and different yardage requirements.

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Using the moebius cast on method, CO 100 st; pm and join to work in the round. 200 st.
Seed Stitch Center:
Round 1: [K1, P1] to end of round.
Round 2: [P1, K1] to end of round.
Work these 2 rounds 8 times total, or until about one-third of your yarn remains.
Rib Edging:
Round 1: [K1, P1] to end of round.
Work this round 7 times total, or until only enough yardage remains for the final bind off round.
Bind off loosely in pattern.
Weave in ends and block gently, if needed.

You can also see Ring of Velvet Sapphire on Ravelry, to download a free pdf.      download now

  4 Responses to “Ring of Velvet Sapphire – free!”

  1. Thanks and all the best for the Holidays!

  2. Thank you for your pattern. You inspired me to realize one in blue.

  3. I love Cat Bordhi’s moebius cowl and have made two already this fall. Your pattern is lovely — thank you!