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.