Sunday, November 18, 2012

To Infinity and Beyond

The onset of cooler autumn weather is guaranteed to send me scurrying upstairs to the sewing room to sift through my stash of yarn.  I love to sit and knit or crochet in the evenings, and my favorite projects are ones that I can wear to help ward off the chill of winter ... or give as gifts.

I have been seeing all sorts of Infinity (aka, Mobius) cowls, and I love how they look.  I figured crocheting one of these would be interesting, mainly because it would require that I learn a new trick ... how to make the seamless half-turn in the piece to create the Infinity/Mobius look.

This is what I have so far. 

I slipped a piece of paper under the twist to help you see it better.



To show you the difference, a regular cowl is just a plain tube.

 

I wish I could tell you that I have a thorough understanding of what I did to create the twist, but I would be lying if I said that.  I followed the instructions, blindly doing what I was told, and it sort of worked.  There's a funky lumpy spot at the end of the first round, but I think the dark color of this purple yarn hides it pretty well. 

All that's left now is to keep crocheting round and round and round, until the cowl is as wide as I want it to be.  It's simple, and pretty mindless, and very relaxing.

 


I think I may try something like this next. 

Pattern is HERE.

I'm determined to keep working this until I understand exactly what makes that twisting part.  This probably means that there will be quite a few Infinity items under the tree this Christmas.

Happy Sunday, Everyone!!

8 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the purple and the infinity scarf is going to be amazing. hugs, Linda

Low Tide High Style said...

You are always up to something wonderful, I love the jewel tone purple color too! I just bought one of these for a friend as I can only imagine how one I made would look. Simple scarves I can handle but this...probably not!

Kat

NanaDiana said...

OMGosh- You mean that turn just happens? That is amazing!!! I love it-what a perfect gift for someone- xo Diana

Carol said...

love it. This is something I could never learn to do. I used to cross stitch a lot but haven't in years. Happy holidays, Carol

Hartwood Roses said...

Carol, I used to cross stitch, too! Like you, I haven't done it in years. Now, I prefer projects that don't require as much concentration ... it's more relaxing to just sit and knit or crochet and not have to think about it.

Heaven's Walk said...

Yep - fellow ex-cross stitcher here, too, Connie! :) I love what you're creating for Christmas presents! Homemade is always so special! And that purple is just beautiful! Great job!!! (that shawl is sooooo pretty!). Have a blessed Thanksgiving, girlie!

xoxo laurie

Anne Boykin said...

Hi Connie, Love that purple too. You've inspired me to pick up some yarn and start a project.

freddyandpetunia said...

Oh how cool--I want one!
I too am working on the home-made for everyone. But mine is the seasonal Christmas stocking--and I'm trying to learn how to use my new surger while I'm at it. (I'll probably give up and pull out the old standard sewing machine.)
Catherine

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