Sunday, April 7, 2013

FO: Colosseo Cowl

This wee project was another that I was inspired to finish thanks to the Focus on Finishing challenge from Holland Road Yarn.  I got the yarn for this project in a swap about 2 years ago, around about the same time a dear friend of mine released a gorgeous cowl pattern.  Although the yarn was gifted along with a hat pattern I knew straight away that it was begging to be a cowl.  And not just any cowl but a Colosseo Moebius Cowl.  I had never knitted a moebius cowl before, in actual fact I had never knitted a cowl before but the process just had me fascinated so I had to give it a go.
A moebius is one of those infinity type things that boggles the brain if you think about it too much.  It is basically a ring with a twist in it and this one is knitted in the round starting in the centre of the 'width' of the cowl and working your way out.  See I told you it would make your brain hurt thinking about it. If you can get past the initial "WHAT?" though it does all work and it is kinda cool.

So anyway enough chit chat here are some pics.  Knitted in gorgeous soft Purewool hand-dyed for me by the lovely Jo of Jodulbug Creations.
As you can see because of the twist the stitch patterns have to be double sided and the brioche rib pattern and garter stitch based edging fit the bill perfectly.  Such an ingenious wee pattern, I love it.

And here are a couple of shots of Miss M playing model, it was actually a boiling hot day so excuse the lack of other attire and ridiculous hair.