Easy Eyelet Cowl/Moebius

As promised, here is the new cowl/moebius pattern I have been working on.

It is a simple eyelet pattern which is in multiples of two stitches. Here is a close up of the stitch pattern.

It can be worked in any weight yarn (I used Malabrigo Twist Aran/ 10 ply - nice and smooshy soft) and any even number stitch count (I cast on 102 stitches). To give it a softer drape, I used 7mm circular needle rather than the recommended gauge.

Easy Eyelet Cowl/Mobius Pattern

Cast on an EVEN number of stitches. Twist the cast on row 360° (this makes it a moebius, you can skip the twist if you want a straight cowl). Join to knit in the round. Place stitch marker to indicate end of row.

Row 1: Knit (K) all stitches.
Row 2: *K2 stitches together (K2 TOG) Yarn Over (YO). Repeat from * to end of row (don't forget the last YO). Slip marker (SM).
Row 3: Repeat row 2 until desired width. 
Row 4: K all stitches. SM.
Row 5: Cast off loosely.

A word on blocking: depending on the yarn and needles you have used and your knitting style, you may not need to block the finished cowl. I did not but if I had used a thinner ply yarn I most likely would have.



Rambling Cowl

The time has come to unveil the finished product of my latest creation - the Rambling Cowl. As I mentioned in my last post the yarn is from Jo at The Fish and the Bird and knits up sooooo beautifully. While it is not a traditional cowl, it is also not a mobius as it is not twisted, instead I have made it longer so it can be doubled around the neck without being too constricting.

The pattern is extremely easy and would be good if you're trying knitting in the round for the first time. Here is a link to a guide on knitting in the round if you need it.

It's a simple eyelet row that gives the cowl the pattern. Here's a close up.

One more selling point, it only took 70 grams! Great for stash busting or a quick knit, of course you can make it wider by repeating the pattern rows or shorter by casting on less stitches.

So here it is, the Rambling Cowl pattern.


Rambling Cowl Pattern

**This pattern can be worked in any weight yarn with correct size needles to maintain correct tension.**

Cast on 84 stitches on circular needles. (Cowl can be made to any desired length as long as an EVEN number of stitches are cast on.)

Firstly, place stitch marker. Join stitches so as to work in the round. Knit this row.

Row 1-6: Knit all stitches, slipping stitch marker when needed.

Row 7: Purl all stitches.

Row 8: *K2tog, YO. Repeat from * to end of row. Don't forget to do the last YO before the stitch marker.

Row 9: Purl all stitches.

Repeat rows 1-9 to form pattern until cowl has reached desired width. 

Finish by repeating rows 1-6 to form edge. 

Cast off.


Mermaid Mitts

Just in time for winter the Mermaid Mitts have been finished!

They're made from Noro Silk Garden and only took 1 ball. I halved the ball before I started so I could just knit until each half was used up. The colours remind me of a mermaid, so the name stuck.


Yarn: 8ply/worsted weight. 1 50gram ball.

Cast on an even number of stitches (I cast on 40) and knit 2x2 rib until desired length or you run out of wool ;). Make 2.

To sew up, start at the arm end and sew until half way. Then try on your mitt and measure how far up your fingers you want it to go - this will determine where you leave a gap for your thumb. Now continue sewing up to where your thumb will be, bind off. Now sew from the top down to the beginning of your thumb opening.

Congratulations, you now have a pair of fingerless mitts!