I used this super-easy pattern while delving into Cat Bordhi's Moebius Cast On. It's so inventive and addictive!
Here's a quick tutorial on how to cast on for the Moebius Cowl and begin knitting in the round (about 5 minutes).
Yarn: HiKoo Sueno Worsted Tonal (80% superwash Merino wool, 20% viscose from bamboo; 182 yd [166 m]/3.53 oz]): #153 Jeans Drawer, 1 skein
Needles: Size 15 US (10 mm): 47″ circular
Gauge: 3 stitches per inch when blocked
Cast on 60 (80 Size Large) stitches using the Moebius cast-on technique. Note ** If you count a stitch each time the yarn touches the needle like in the video above, double the numbers. Cast on 120 (160 Size Large).
Rounds 1-4: Knit.
Rounds 5-8: Purl.
Repeat rounds 1-8 for pattern.
When desired width is reached, bind off using the Icelandic bind-off. Block as desired.
Here's another Mobius Cowl Free Pattern to solidify you skills!
If you've ever struggled with the decrease section when knitting a hat on 16-inch circular needles, you need to learn the Magic Loop method of knitting. Similarly, if you hate how sweater sleeves twist up while knitting in the round, you need to learn the magic loop technique.
This technique works on just about any size project, so you can use it exclusively for smaller projects in the round, such as hats, sleeves, mittens, cowls, socks, and so on.
Kelley just finished knitting the Shift Cowl by Andrea Mowry, and she's fallen in love with mosaic knitting.
While it sounds complicated or fiddly—mosaics are made up of little pieces of glass, after all—mosaic knitting is super easy. Seriously, you end up with a beautiful colorwork project, but you're only using one color in each row.