Knitted as a tube in the round, the Crazy Daisy is a charming, Moebius cowl. It’s double layer makes it extra warm so it’s the perfect companion for windy evenings or chilly winter nights. Before seaming, bold daisies are embroidered onto the project, and then the tube is twisted for an additional swirl before joining into a circle.
Time: 1 Week Project.
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 10.25″ wide x 29″ loop circumference.
Gauge: 15 sts and 23 rounds = 4” [10 cm] in St st in the round, after wet blocking.
Yarn: Rico Design Fashion Modern Tweed (60% Wool, 20% Polyamide, 20% Viscose; 103 yards [94 meters]/50 grams): 001 Cream (MC, 4 balls)
Rico Design Essentials Soft Merino Aran (100% Virgin Wool; 109 yards [100 meters]/50 grams): 90 Black (C1, 2 balls), 001 Mustard (C2, 1 ball).
Needles: US size 9 (5.5 mm) 16″ circular
Notions: One stitch marker, US size I/9 crochet hook and waste yarn for provisional cast-on, tapestry needle, spare US size 9 (5.5 mm) or smaller 16″ needle for grafting.
Kitchener Stitch (grafting)
With an equal number of sts on two needles, thread end through tapestry needle. Hold needles parallel with WS facing in and both needles pointing to the right.
Setup 1: Pull tapestry needle pwise through next front st, leave st on knitting needle.
Setup 2: Pull tapestry needle kwise through next back st, leave st on knitting needle.
Step 1: Pull tapestry needle kwise through front st and drop st from knitting needle.
Step 2: Pull tapestry needle pwise through next front st, leave st on knitting needle.
Step 3: Pull tapestry needle pwise through first back st and drop st from knitting needle.
Step 4: Pull tapestry needle kwise through next back st, leave st on knitting needle.
Rep Steps 1-4 until all sts have been grafted.
Beginning with a Provisional CO, the scarf is worked in the round in Stockinette.
Daisies are embroidered after wet blocking, then the stitches are retrieved from Provisional CO and the two ends are grafted together with a half-twist to create a moebius loop.
With MC and preferred Provisional CO method, CO 76 sts. Pm and join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts.
Rnd 1: With MC, knit.
Rnds 2-168: Rep Rnd 1.
Cut yarn, leaving a tail at least 3 times the length of the sts. Do not BO.
Weave in all ends. Wash and wet block to size.
With C1 and C2, use duplicate st to work chart twice per rnd, a total of 8 times, completing 16 daisies.
Turn Scarf inside out, weave in C1 and C2 ends. Turn Scarf right side out, unzip Provisional CO and return live sts to second needle. Align Scarf ends carefully then give one end a half-twist. Using MC, graft ends of Scarf together with Kitchener stitch.
Tie MC ends in a knot and thread through to the inside of the Cowl.