Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Some Knitting too!

A while ago I posted my cowl neck scarf I made...I found this on another blog I follow..Close Knit.....I am going to try my hand at this!  I think it is lovely.  I even like it in this grey color...sophisticated I think. 
New to Close Knit, Brown Sheep Burly Spun, a pure wool single ply in some fabulous colors. Looking for a quick knit? How about 2.5 stitches per inch on a US13 needle? It practically knits itself.
Sally created this beautiful seed stitch mobius cowl using one skein of the Burly Spun. It is very warm and cozy. Tuck one of these into your rain coat, and you'll stay nice and warm when those bone-chilling winds pick up. Enjoy the pattern and stay warm!

Close Knit Burly Spun Cowl

By Sally Palin

Yarn: 1 skein Brown Sheep Burly Spun

Needles: US17 24" circular

Finished Size: 10" high by about 32"
Gauge: about 8 stitches over 4" in seed stitch

Seed stitch in the round:
Round 1: *K1, P1* until 1 stitch remains. K1.

Round 2: *P1, K1* until 1 stitch remains. P1.
Basically, after round 1, you will simply knit your purls and purl your knits, so it's not crucial to know what row you are on.

Instructions:Cast on 65 stitches.
Twist once, place marker, and join for knitting in the round. (This twist is what you usually try to avoid when joining to knit in the round. You could also join normally to create a non-mobius cowl if you prefer, but the drape is not as nice.)

Seed stitch your heart out for about 10".

Bind off and enjoy!


  1. My knitting friend makes cowls like this, except without the twist and with a cool cable effect. She makes them longer so there is enough slack to twist it in the back and put one half over your head as a scarf. They are fabulous. All my girls want one -- that kind of stuff is very hip with the teens right now.

  2. These would make nice x-mas gifts! Good idea...I think everyone would love them.