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Pink & Brown Cowl for Janet

A few months ago Janet gave me a gift of a few hanks of hand-spun yarn made by her. It’s all lovely yarn, and I decided to thank her by making this cowl. The design for the cowl is entirely my creation, based on simple mobius scarves I designed a few years ago, and incorporating a new stitch pattern from the book: 220 More Crochet Stitches: Volume 7 (The Harmony Guides).

Octo-Hoodie

Mike and I worked together to make this hooded octopus scarf for Andie. Mike’s mom, Judy, helped make one of the tentacles as well, actually. Great group effort! [More Photos Here]

Mobius Scarves

I can’t recall where I got the idea for this, but it was simple to figure out how to backwards engineer the mobius effect. Made with a large hook and chunky yarn, or double strands of regular yarn. Wool or acrylic. Add something soft and fuzzy on the last row.

Unisex Mobius Scarf

I came up with a new idea that I really like. I call it a Mobius Scarf. It can be worn by men or women, any age group, it’s soft and warm, and not so bulky as a regular scarf, it can be kept in your coat pocket, ready for when you need it.

Tweed Hat & Scarf for Michael

Book: Happy Hooker
Scarf pattern on page 133,
Hat pattern on page 134.

This is the same pattern as I used for the Chunky Fall Hat I made for Michael (May 2006). This yarn makes a big difference. Here it actually looks the way it’s supposed to. But I still made one change. Here it’s supposed to be a lightweight cap, and I found that it was a little too long, so I removed one row of V stitches in the hat, and now it tucks just behind the ears and looks great.

For the scarf I mostly just followed the pattern. I made it a bit thinner, because it seemed too wide for a lightweight fall or spring scarf to me. It works well this way.