This Winter’s Hot Accessory: The Snood, Moebius or Infinity Scarf
Free Pattern for The Endless Love Moebius and Hat!
Today’s guest blogger is Adina Klein, creative director for Tahki Stacy Charles and former editor in chief of knit.1 and Vogue Knitting magazines. Adina has made several guest appearances on Knitting Daily, most recently in Season 3 demonstrating a lovely moebius pattern. Her photo styling of this ensemble makes me think of the Goddess Frigga at Winter Solstice—just gorgeous! Here’s Adina to tell us more about this unique pattern, which is available for free download on our website here.
The fashion industry is touting the snood (a cross between a scarf and a hood) and the infinity scarf, or moebius, as the hot new accessories for winter 2009. Featured this week in the Wall Street Journal and last week on Oprah, these fashion scarves are hitting the mainstream and mass-market retail. But there's no need to tell knitters how fantastic they are—we have long been cultists of the moebius (a rectangle that has been twisted 180 degrees) as an easy and versatile project that is inherently reversible. Today I'm excited to present to you a new take on the moebius with the "Endless Love" design, knit in a lovely lace pattern that's simple enough for even beginners to lace.
Who says lace needs to be on size 2 needles? Delicate and feminine, the “Endless Love” moebius is knit on a size 8 circular and is a modern twist on the scarf. Just like everlasting love, this moebius has no end and no beginning. The pattern was designed by Teresa Chorzepa for Tahki Stacy Charles and uses only two skeins of DOVE, a new worsted-weight wool-blend (44% extrafine merino Wool, 44% alpaca, 12% nylon) with a unique combination of airiness and body, and a slightly felted appearance. It has great stitch definition and is equally perfect for knit and crochet.
Watch the video of my demonstration of the moebius in Episode 303 of Knitting Daily TV:
If you like the “Endless Love” moebius pattern, check out the other designs in the Modern Romance collection. You'll fall in love with this dreamy collection of designs to knit in Tahki's supersoft yarns DOVE, SAVOY and TRUFFLES.
In the mood for a snood? For a more hood-like version of a larger moebius pattern, check out the Shadow Moebius in Tahki Rio from our pattern booklet Natural Landscapes Terra Collection, 4th edition, available online or at your local yarn shop.
Are you working on a moebius, infinity scarf, or snood for yourself or someone else? Leave a comment here and let us know what pattern and yarns you're using.
Yours in knitting,