Monday, January 28, 2013

LACE CAST OFF... finishing up the Moebius Cowl

This is a quickie-post. Just want to share the progress on the Moebius Cowl/Scarf I began eight days ago. Considering I have only been working on it off-n-on it has gone rather quickly. I'm surprised. It's already time to cast off! Instead of the I-Cord castoff that I had originally planned, I'm doing a Lace Cast Off instead.



The lace pattern is 5 stitches and 8 rows worked back and forth perpendicular to edge of garment/project. One stitch is gobbled off every other row which means working 10 stitches [more on the increase rows] plus two rows to cast off one stitch. This is not a fast way to cast off, but it will create a very soft edge to this cowl and who doesn't like a little bit of lace?


Count 7 stitches up and that is the next stitch to be cast off
If there is interest in how to do this lace cast off, I can write a post about the method, pattern, etc..  It makes a wonderful edging on caps, sleeves, and of course looks fabulous around a neckline. I've even put it on the flap of a knitted purse. It's fun to play around with.

Sorry I haven't posted in several days. I've needed time to recoup from all the activity and long drive to attend the Road2Calif quilt show this past week. And, I think I may have caught a bug because the wind is definitely out of my sails!

I have several nice pics to share from the Road2California quilt show and will try to get them up tomorrow or Wednesday. Also, I hope to share a little about the two-day class I took and the great teacher we had!  Meanwhile . . . until next time I am going to heat up some broth and go to bed! lol. What are you up to?

Linking to: Connie at FreeMotion by the River.
Quilty Hugs,

13 comments:

Peziperli said...

Wow! This cowl is goong to be wonderful! Beautiful!
Greetings, Petra

Cathi said...

That is a gorgeous edge for a beautiful cowl!

Cattinka said...

Nice scarf!
Can´t wait to see the quilt pictures, and thank you for the card I finally got it yesterday!
KATRIN W.

Sheila said...

Your Cowl is beautiful. Pretty lace touch. Lovely yarn.
My third knitting lesson was yesterday, Monday. I think I could make a simple dish cloth if I wanted. We'll see.

Cathy said...

I'd love to see how you did that cast off. It's very pretty.

Elly D said...

So pretty!!! Love the lace edge and I'd love to know how you did it too :) hugs Ellyx

Createology said...

Your Moebius scarf is lovely. The lace cast off is perfection. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

Susan said...

Hello Cyn,

Long time no talk!!!

I posted a recent post on my blog that you might like to read to see what has happened in my last year and a bit!!

I did read a few different blogs, like yours, while I was AWOL. I feel like I fell of the band wagon, and lost touch with the DJ group and so on.

What am I working on? A couple of table runners using fabric I bought in a market in Mwanza, Tanzania, Africa a couple of weeks ago. I will do a post on them in due course.

I really like the way you are finishing off the scarf. The lace effect is lovely.

God bless,
Susan from Manjimup WA

Pat from Florida said...

Oh that is beautiful -- both the scarf and the cast off. Pattern please? I haven't knit in a while, but this could get me going!

LuAnn said...

The scarf is gorgeous; I have never seen the lace cast off before. Glad you got to go to Road to Calif. Would love to see your photos.

Connie said...

This is so beautiful and delicate looking Cyn! Thanks for sharing.

Deb A said...

It looks so dainty and soft! I hope some rest has you feeling better. There are quite a few bugs going around that just sap the energy for a while. Me, I'm working on trying to get the Easy Street Mystery done. 10 more blocks to go....

tich said...

This is gorgeous! I love the lace edging!!
Hope you are feeling better!