Moebius Braid Cowl by Rachel Roden

Moebius Braid Cowl

December 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 10 - 6.0 mm
440 yards (402 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

I wanted to create a cabled version of my new favorite winter accessory, the cowl. Unfortunately traditional cables are not reversible and have an unsightly wrong side, which is a problem for a piece like this since both sides are often visible. However, with the brilliant invention of reversible cables, that is no longer a problem!

Reversible cables are deceptively simple, using ribbing to create a fabric that looks the same on both sides. This particular stitch pattern is just a simple braid that has been modified to be reversible. The cowl is knit in a long strip, with a moebius-esque twist added before joining.

Squishy and reversible, the Moebius Braid Cowl is the perfect accessory to snuggle up into on a cold winter day. It can be worn as a long loop or doubled up around the neck for added warmth!