This week, I offer you another “finished it a while ago” project. I am wearing it right now, so I thought — hey, I haven’t show this to anyone yet! Better take care of it. In contrast to last week’s epic blanket, this cowl only took 5 days from CO to BO. Whee! Quick projects are awesome.
Project: Minotaur Obsession
Pattern: Minotaur Cowl
Designer: Rachel Henry
Available: FREE! on Ravelry
Yarn: CEY Obsession
I had exactly one ball of this interesting (but discontinued) yarn. It’s a bulky-weight cashmere, made up of 8 different skinny strands, each a different color. I was a pleasure to work with — I mean, cashmere, right? I made a tight-fitting mobius cowl using my own design. Minotaur starts with a foundation strip (knit flat in garter stitch) that is twisted and seamed to form the base of the mobius. From there stitches are picked up along the single mobius edge, and the remainder of the cowl is knit mobiusly.
This construction allowed me to get exactly the right fit, because the foundation strip is easy to measure as it is knit. It also allowed me to use up every last scrap of this extra-luxurious fiber, because I just kept knitting in pattern until it was all gone.