Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Infinity Mobius Cowl with sock yarn

For the past few weeks, I have been travelling and have only crocheted sporadically. I came across a very pretty and quick pattern from Mikey's website The Crochet Crowd to make a mobius/infinity cowl. Of course, as always, I made modifications to it, but I LOVE the result and had to share!

Not too long ago, on an impromptu trip to the Apple Valley Yarn Store, I had purchased a beautiful yarn called Diversity made by the Plymouth Yarn company in Violet, which consists of 93% Acrylic and 7% Polyester (elasthane) material in sock weight and is self-striping. Personally, I dislike making socks because they take FOREVER and never come out the right size! But the purple/white/pink shades of the yarn were just calling my name. I wanted to avoid traditional striping patterns, just because I was looking for something unique. Since that day, I have been wondering what to make with this yarn.

The written pattern for a Mobius Cowl found here, really appealed to my taste. I never realized that a true infinity scarf is one that has that twist and basically builds up from the middle on both sides! It is a simple pattern, and even has a video tutorial by Mikey that I am sharing below:

With some hesitation, I started making the chain with my yarn. I found out quickly that the sizing suggested in the pattern and video would need to be changed since I was using sock weight yarn, and a size E hook. Instead of the 55 st chain, I created a 200 chain, and proceeded with the rest of the pattern as suggested for about 3 rows (created a total of 5 if you count both sides). It was definitely slightly challenging when it came time to "turning the piece by 180 degrees" after round 1, but once I got that down, the pattern is straightforward to work up. 

Just to throw in a little twist (pardon the pun) to the pattern, I made rows 4 and 5 using the 1DC 1CH skip 1DC method. I repeated that for rows 11 and 12. This gives the cowl an oomph, methinks! The cowl took me a total of 4 to 5 hours, but the end result is a beautiful Spring scarf and I personally cannot wait for winter to be over so that I can wear it... or maybe I will cheat and wear it even before spring! 

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