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Giveaway - My first mobius cowl

Making a mobius ring in knitting has always seemed mysterious to me. It's one of those design elements I felt was easy to do when it wasn't your intention to do so. In almost every pattern that requires knitting in the round, the designer always adds the warning "join in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches" (or something to that effect). In the mobius cowl, however, this twisting is actually encouraged! Once this twist is made, there is no way of untwisting it without unraveling the whole knitted item.

For my foray into the world of mobius knitting, I chose the Mobius Cowl pattern by Bernat. It's a free pattern on the Bernat website. I didn't have any Bernat Roving, the yarn the pattern was designed with, in my stash. I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in the Claret colorway, using US #13 circular needles. My version of this cowl has two twists instead of one, making it more cushy.

The stitch pattern called for in this pattern was the brioche stitch. I therefore got to do two new things while working on this cowl. Brioche is also pretty easy, and using this bulky yarn, the cowl worked up very quickly. 

I'm holding a giveaway to give this cowl away to one of my subscribers. How do you enter you ask? Let me tell you. You can:
1. Leave a comment on this blog post on how you'll wear this cowl (how you'll put together an outfit with this cowl) and subscribe to my blog (pretty please :) ) OR

2. Follow me on twitter (@niseyknits) and leave a comment on there on how you'll wear this cowl or what you'll do with it OR

3. Visit my etsy shop and favorite the shop/an item in the shop OR

4. Join my Facebook fan page and leave a comment on there on how you'll wear this cowl or what you'll do with it.

The winner will be chosen by a random number generator. This giveaway will end next week Wednesday, Sept 28th 2011.

Remember that until the end of September, you can receive 20% off your order by using the code HAPPYBIRTHDAY20! Have a wonderful rest of the week!


  1. This is gorgeous! I've never even thought about putting in 2 twists. Must try that, as I agree, it gave your scarf a yummy cushiness. (someone must look into making that a word!)


  2. This would look beautiful over a black leather jacket with a black a-line gabardine skirt and black leather boots to match!

  3. Favorited your Etsy shop as sazzyfrazz!

  4. Thank you so much for offering such a lovely and generous gift! I would pair the cowl with my favorite pair of skinny jeans, Frye biker boots, 1980's concert tee and vintage motorcycle jacket.


  5. Following you on Twitter via @normawatson and I tweeted ya. :)!/normawatson/status/118802015588597760


  6. I just added your butterscotch scarf to my Etsy favorites via hellcatvintage. Butterscotch is one of my absolute favorite colors, and flavors. :)


  7. I "like" you on Facebook (Cindy A.) and I commented.



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