Moebius cowl is done. I am pleased with how it turned out. Not so pleased with my self-taken pics! lol. What an old wrinkly neck!
As promised, here is the lace castoff [original patt from Barbara Abbey's lace book and tweaked by Elizabeth Zimmerman, and then me...]. Typed out below:
When garmet is at length/width desired, and right-side facing, cast on 5 stitches to left needle [I used a cable cast on, but a provisional cast on would work also and might be easier to weave the beg and end together... knitter's choice]. Remember you will be working back and forth on the 5 new caston stitches [pls the few increases] perpendicular to the edge of your knitting and gobbling up one stitch every other row [which in essence, casts them off]. Set up row: Knit the 5 stitches and turn work. [set up row is only worked ONCE and is required to get you to the proper end of the stitches as all ODD rows 1, 3, 5, 7 knit away from the work, and all EVEN rows 2, 4, 6, 8, work toward the work].
Row 1: Sl 1, K1, YO2, K2tog, K1. Turn [Slip ALL first stitches on all rows!]
Row 2: Sl1, K2, P1*, [*this is from the double YO... careful don't lose the second loop], K1 , K2tog [the 2nd stitch will be from your project which will "cast it off"]. Turn
Row 3: Sl 1, K3, YO2, K2, turn
Row 4: Sl 1, K2, P1, K3, K2tog [one of edging and one of project]. turn
Row 5: Sl 1, K1, YO2, K2 tog, K4. turn
Row 6: Sl 1, K5, P1, K1, K2 tog. Turn
Row 7: Sl 1, K8. turn
Row 8: Cast off 4, K3, K2tog. [edging has returned back to 5 stitches at this point.] Turn and repeat rows 1 - 8 for pattern.
It is helpful if the number of stitches you have in your project that need to be casted off is divisible by 4... but a little fudging can make it all work out. I hope you enjoy making this lace edging.
Elly is the friend who found a pattern to make this cowl. Please go to Elly's blog --scroll down in her post to see her wonderful cowl...it is lovely! Thank you, Elly! The pattern is also on Craftsy and Ravelry. I went to YT and watched Cat Bordhi's great vid on how to do the Moebius cast on. [the link is in former post]. After a few rows I decided I would do a lace castoff rather than the I-Cord castoff noted in the pattern. To set up for this, I added some eyelet "holes" during the last 9 rounds of cowl, so the lace edging would look more "planned". I hope you enjoy making one of these and that you will share a pic when you do.
And now back to our regular scheduled programming: quilting! lol. Until next time, what are YOU working on? I'm cutting a ton of batik strips from my stash.