Snakes and Ladders Moebius Cowl by Nathan Taylor
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Snakes and Ladders Moebius Cowl

Knitting
June 2013
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches
in 1x1 rib
US 11 - 8.0 mm
300 yards (274 m)
One size
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Snakes and Ladders is a moebius cowl that features ribbed sections, alternating with rope cables that run across the width of the cowl, and an I-Cord bind off at the edges (or, “edge”, as of course, a moebius cowl has only ONE edge!), giving it a firm structure, and a tidy finish.

This cowl is called Snakes and Ladders because of the way the ribs and the cabled bars work horizontally across the cowl, coupled with the I-Cord edging working vertically, like a ladder, and the twisting cables are reminiscent of twining snakes. Well, they are in my head, anyway!

Worked in chunky/bulky yarn, on 8mm needles, this is a super quick knit, and should easily wrap around your neck twice, giving an incredibly warm and cosy garment. The cowl stands quite well on its own: the cables and ribs, along with the edging, give it an almost architectural strength – perfect for burying your face in, against the cold weather.

The truly dazzling aspect of this cowl, though, is that being moebius, it doesn’t have a inside and and outside – just one continuous side – so the cables are completely reversible, and the cowl looks the same, whichever way you wear it!