Roman Stripe Moebius
This generous cowl is worked in Roman Lace, a reversible openwork stitch pattern that looks pretty on both sides!
Design by Beth Whiteside
Width: 12 inches Circumference: 40 inches
• Universal Yarn Wisdom Yarns Poems (worsted weight; 100% wool; 109 yds/50g per ball): 3 balls bramble #577 • Size 101/2 (6.5mm) needles or size
needed to obtain gauge • Size K/101/2 (6.5mm) crochet hook
10 sts and 16 rows = 4 inches/
10cm in Roman Lace pat. To save time, take time to
Roman Lace (any number of sts) Note: St count will inc on Rows 1 and 8 and dec back to
original count on Rows 3 and 10. Row 1 (RS): *Yo, k1; rep from * to end. Row 2: Purl. Row 3: *K2tog; rep
from * end. Rows 4 and 5: *Yo, k2tog; rep from * to end. Rows 6 and 7: Knit. Rows 8–14: Rep
Rows 1–7. Rep Rows 1–14
Garter St Graft: Join live sts as for Kitchener st (see page 110), but work steps 2 and 3 as follows: Step 2: Insert tapestry needle into first st on back needle as if to knit. Draw yarn through st and slip st off knitting needle. Step 3: Insert needle into the next st on same (back) needle as if to purl, leaving st on knitting needle.
Cowl is worked as a rectangle. The piece is given a half-twist, then the cast-on row is grafted to the last row to form a moebius strip. Slip first stitch of each row purlwise and knit last stitch. These edge stitches are not included as part of the Roman Lace pattern.
Using provisional cast-on (see page 110), cast on 32 sts. Row 1: Sl 1, work Roman Lace to last st, k1. Slipping first st of every row and knitting last st, continue in Roman Lace pat until piece measures 40 inches, ending with Row 5. Cut yarn, leaving a 45-inch tail.
Remove crochet chain from cast-on and transfer live sts to 2nd needle. Give cast-on end a half twist. Holding needle with cast-on sts in front, join ends tog using tail and Garter St Graft. Weave in ends.