Thursday, 25 April 2013

Easiest Mobius Scarf

Before my wool stash was as large as it is now, I was always scrounging around looking for enough wool to knit something with.

One day, I hit upon a plan to make a cowl using 2 completely different balls of wool.
I had a ball of 8ply variegated browns and a ball of 8ply creme.  Together, they formed a ball of 16ply which would knit up in no time at all.

Using 8mm knitting needles, cast on 32 stitches using the provisional cast on of your choice.  I like the crochet cast on which is basically crocheting stitches over a knitting needle.  It is very easy to master and very quick as well.

Set up a K1, P1 rib and knit until your cowl measures 100cm.

To finish:  Undo your provisional cast on and place onto a knitting needle.  Hold your two needles at shoulder height with the working needle at the front and let the cowl drape between the two of them.  Take the needle at the back and point it in the opposite direction.  This will create a twist in the cowl.  

Cast off:  Making sure that you have the twist in your cowl, line up your knitting and knit a stitch from the front needle and the corresponding  stitch from the back needle together.   Repeat and cast off the first 'double knitted stitch'.  Continue in the usual manner.

That's it.  No doubt you will have finished it in one evening as it knits up remarkably quickly.

True mobius fans will probably be aghast at this way of making a cowl, but - at the end of the day, it's quick, easy and warm.  The 3 things needed in a cowl.

More Scarves and Cowls by FitzBirch

Keep warm and Happy Knitting,


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  1. I always wished I could knit but because I am left handed no one had the patience to teach me. I love this scarf!

    1. Thank you. Here is a link to a left handed knitting tutorial. It's never too late to start :-)

  2. Gorgeous scarf,lovely color!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  3. Beautiful scarf!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

    1. Thanks Jill. Thanks for hosting another Round Tuit :-)

  4. Looks beautiful and so cozy!I love the colors you chose too. You could wear it with almost any outfit. Thank You so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week! Happy Friday!

    1. Thanks Kathy.
      Hope you enjoyed your weekend.

  5. Nice scarf! I recognize that wool. I have some in my stash! :-) Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

    1. The weather is starting to cool so hopefully I will get a chance to wear it soon. Thanks for another Submarine Sunday. :-)

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