Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Moebius Cowl

In August, Sivia Harding was the guest speaker at the Tigard Knitting Guild in Tigard, Oregon, a suburb of Portland. Sivia is a gifted designer who has recently moved to Portland and now works at one of my favorite local yarn stores, Twisted. She is a big fan of using beads in her designs, which rates her high with me.

Sivia's pattern collection is inspired. Her graceful personality comes through in her many lace shawl designs. I hope some day to have the time to sit down and knit one.

I was smitten in a flash with Sivia's marvelous textural piece called Harmonia's Rings Cowl. It starts out as a moebius cowl and then grows into a little capelet.

The cowl has a picot beaded cast-off on the collar edge that is so sweet. The pattern is cleverly reversible and easy to memorize. I whipped it out in a week because of being possessed by it.

This was my first experience with knitting a moebius project. Cat Bordhi's You-Tube video on the moebius cast-on was extremely helpful if you have never done one.

As with the project in the last post, I knit this cowl with needles one size larger than the pattern suggested in order to have a little larger and drapey end result.

This pattern is fun to make and delicious to wear. Visit Sivia's website to see her full pattern collection.


shellie said...

very beautiful...i love the color!

Rebecca said...

It turned out great! The texture, color, and shape work very well together.