New project alert! If you like to give handmade presents, this knitting project makes a great gift or stocking stuffer for all ages. Remember that time I made the overly ambitious goal of making 6 quilts for Christmas? What was I thinking? I managed to only make two quilt tops and quickly gave up on my insane idea. This year is going to be different. I’m actually going to be able to complete my hand made presents because I’ve kept things super simple and easy.
Six weeks ago, I discovered something called the Mobius on cast method through a pattern on Ravelry. Now I can’t stop knitting these warm and cozy cowls!
Pretty cute eh? The model is not so bad either! I’m positive the pattern is meant for adults but I used the smaller size for my 3.5 year old and it fits fine. Maybe a little on the big side but that’s okay. Here is a closer look at the cowl:
For each of my cowls, I used Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn by Lion Brand (bought with Michaels 40% off coupons of course). The Barley and Charcoal yarns have a lot more texture so the finished cowls looks and feel a bit thicker than the Raspberry. This is how my charcoal scarf turned out:
I know, you’re wondering how I find time to knit so many cowls with a baby and two energetic kids…let’s just say that as I mom, I’ve mastered the art of multi-tasking! Like I said, this is a very easy project that can be worked up fairly quickly.
To make the cowl/scarf you have to watch Cat Bordhi’s Mobius cast on method video first. Watch it a few times before trying to cast on yourself. It may seem complicated, but once you get the hang of the cast on method, it’s actually unbelievably easy! Cat recommends using 47″ circular needles but Michaels never seem to have them so I made do with 36″ ones which I believe the Bulky Mobius pattern calls for anyhow.
Infinity scarves or cowls are great for my kids because I don’t have to worry about tying and twisting or having the loose ends get caught. The Bulky Mobius Cowl pattern is nice because the finished piece is compact, easy to pull on or off and there is no right or wrong side – it looks good all around.
*Here is an updated photo (added Jan 2013) of my oldest daughter wearing a pink Mobius scarf that I worked up over the holidays:
Well, I better finish off this post and get back to my knitting as there are only 5 more weeks until Christmas! If you have any questions about this project or need some tips, be sure to post them in the comments section and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
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