Monday, December 27, 2010

Möbius Cowl

Möbius, Cowl with a twist

Möbius Cowl in Eco Alpaca

A simple, textured cowl worked in the round, with a single twist.

Currently being edited. MORE PHOTOS COMING SOON. 

Hook: L

The pattern uses:
fsc (foundation single crochet)
dc (double crochet)
sc (single crochet)
sl st (slip stitch)

  • Gauge is not important, though the first round must fit over the wearer’s head. 
  • This pattern is easily adaptable from a fitted cowl to a much longer infinity scarf, or something in between. For a looser garment, use a larger hook or increase the number of stitches.
  • It is worked as a möbius, with each round building outward from the center. The end of each round is connected to the beginning before turning to work the following round. You may wish to place a removable stitch marker at the beginning of each round to easily find it.
  • Foundation single crochet (fsc) is an elegant and efficient alternative to starting with a chain. You can learn how to do it here: or here:

Begin with 60 fsc.

Start of Round 1

Round 1: Connect to the beginning by twisting the foundation once and placing a sc into the first fsc. (You may want to mark this stitch with a removable stitch marker.) Place one sc in each fsc until you have worked the entire side. Continue with sc on the opposite of the foundation until you have completed one full round. Connect to the first sc with a sl st. Turn.

Near the end of Round 2

Round 2: Ch-2 (count this as 1 dc. You may want to mark this stitch). Skip the first sc and work 1 sc in next st. 1 dc in next st. Continue in this pattern (*dc, sc*) along the entire round. When you reach the end, sl st to first ch-2 of the round. Turn.

Stitch Detail

Continue working rounds in pattern (*dc, sc*) to desired height, typically at least six inches. Bind off and weave in ends. Enjoy!

Some possible variations on this design:

Mohair adaptation with longer foundation for infinity scarf