New Pattern on CRAFT: Crocheted Mobïus Cowl

This pattern sat and hibernated by my desk for some time before I got a chance to publish it. Now that it’s out there, I’m thinking it might be fun to make another. I’m contemplating scrounging about in my stash for some complementary colors (it can be made with practically any yarn), but first I’ve got to finish an essay for a school deadline this Friday. No crocheting for me this week!

One of the fun things about moving is meeting new people, and I am exceptionally lucky here in Juneau to have Stacy La Mascus for a neighbor. She’s a teacher in Jay’s school, she plays the baratone ukulele and has a beautiful voice, and she’s a super-fun friend who indulges my occasional need for bad late-night TV. On top of all that, she’s a professional photographer, and she agreed to do the shoot for this new pattern.

Cowl 2

We had fun down at one of my favorite spots near my house, Sandy Beach. It was chilly, and I would not advise wearing high-heeled leather boots in the sand. But we had a good time trying not to be too silly or too serious.

This cowl is one I love to wear because it’s so versatile. I usually wear it doubled around my neck, but I love that you can wear it pulled over your shoulders or even, as Stacy dubbed it, “babushka style,” pulled over your head.

Crocheting the cowl is simple and meditative once you get beyond the initial chain and mobïus join.  One of the fun things about the project is the fact that it grows out from the center, so you get symmetrical stripes when you change colors. Play with the stripe sequence to come up with an entirely different look.

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  • Jeanmarie DiTaranto

    Great to see a blog post and a terrific new pattern from you, Amy!  Love the cowl — haven’t tried one yet, but yours is very tempting.

  • http://hungryknitter.com/ Lauren

    Ohh, great cowl! I’m intrigued by the mobius construction in crochet – it’s going straight to the queue.

  • http://www.thehookandi.com plainsight

    Glad to hear it–let me know how it turns out!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Amanda-Stevenson/100000807411593 Amanda Stevenson

    Hi Amy! I am looking for a copy of Crazy Lace by Myra Wood. I have tried to find it everywhere and can’t seem to get one- amazon.com has a few copies but I’m in Canada and they won’t ship here. I was wondering if you or any posters might know of someone who has a copy they would like to sell – though I can’t imagine anyone wanting to part with such a lovely book! My daughter and I just saw a review of it online a couple of weeks ago and we would love to get it and do some projects together.

    I thought I’d post here since you had a review of it last year – thanks!

    Amanda from Manitoba

  • http://www.thehookandi.com plainsight

    It is a great book! I wonder if you might try contacting Myra Wood directly. I’d bet if you google her you can find contact information, or find her on Ravelry. Good luck!

  • Kerry

    Hi Amy I have just seen your linked trebles video on monkeysee.  I had never heard of these until last week then stumbled on your video.  Many thanks – and for the info at the beginning of the video.  I am wondering, though, whether (and if so, how) you can do linked trebles in the round?  obviously if you end up working round and round with no ‘row’ (had to call it row to stop the confusion of keeping saying round) starts and finishes it will work, but if you want to actually finish one row and start another separate row is there a way of linking the last stitch on both the left and the right sides?

  • http://www.thehookandi.com plainsight

    Hi Kerry–thanks for your comment. I can’t remember if I’ve done linked trebles in the round, but I think you’d just have to make sure to pull up a loop in both the center and the top of the stich when you were joining the end of your round, so there was not a gap. It should otherwise work similarly to non-linked trebles in the round.

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