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!!