May 212012
 
Roam Cowl

My moebius Roam Cowl was just published in Knitscene Accessories 2012, and I couldn’t be happier with the beautiful styling and photography. It’s knit in String Theory Caper Sock, in the lovely Oban colorway which threatens to make an orange-lover out of me. The infinity scarf is cast on at the center using Cat Bordhi’s brilliant Moebius CO, then knit outward round and round to the bound off edge. As is typical with me, I planned it to use almost every last bit of one skein, because I’m all about maximizing value per yard. Originally I called my prototype Rome Around, because it uses the reversible Roman Stripe stitch pattern, and I like wordplay. I also like the Black Tulip colorway that I first used. But surprisingly, I find myself wanting to knit something else in the warm, mellow whiskey tones of the final sample.   Techniques & Skills Used: moebius CO, knitting in the round, lace. Size: 46” circumference and 10” height. Yarn: String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn & Fiber Caper Sock (80% Merino, . . .

Dec 122011
 
Ring of Velvet Sapphire - free!

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, . . .