I just love knitting puzzles. I think this blog over here nailed what I love so much about them. Although I do have some ideas for a 2-sided brioche cowl and may try her cast-on, I wanted to try this first.
Inspired by this pattern, I wanted to knit something like that in the round, and so I worked out how one would do it, combining helical knitting, 1×1 rib, slipped stitches on alternating rows, and using a “normal” Bordhi-style Möbius cast-on:
It has one-stitch-high stripes going around in the “back,” and vertical stripes in the “front.” 😁 Because it’s made using Möbius construction, both “sides” show at the same time.
The ironic back story is that the dark multicolored yarn was actually purchased 19 years ago in Philadelphia for the purposes of making a plain stockinette Möbius cowl because I wanted to see how it worked. I found out and promptly lost interest and this poor yarn has literally been through 6 cats, umpteen moves, team detangling (It took three evenings to untangle all of it and H had to help on the third untangling sesson – how did 4 strands get separately wrapped around one of the handles of the canvas bag it was in ??)
…been knitted into a hat he eventually said was too big, lost, found, washed frogged, skeined, soaked, dried, and re-balled.
And here it is again, turning into a Möbius cowl. I feel like I’m stuck in a time warp. ROFL