Water Wheel by Cynthia Spencer

Water Wheel

September 2012
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
250 - 300 yards (229 - 274 m)
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This möbius cowl reminds me of water running through a water wheel. Garter-stitch bands look as if they slow down the water-like flow of the cables between them. The play of garter and cables creates an undulating edge.

The cowl is not only beautiful; it also teaches you a number of skills. You can learn how to create simple, reversible cables so that the front and the back look the same. (Since it’s a möbius, both sides show.)

The cowl is knit to fit; work until it is your size, then join.

The ends are finished with one of two options: Kitchener stitch to make the join completely undetectable, or tied together with fringe to make the join a design feature.

You may also make a scarf from this pattern. Simply omit the joining.

If you use bulky-weight yarn, it will be more like a stole. Thinner yarn will create a cowl or scarf.