Kentmere

I saw this cowl/scarf that I wanted to knit straight away: kentmere by Lily Kate France, a young girl from somewhere in Britain.

It’s a pretty simple thing: a loooong stretch of garter stitch (or any other pattern), joined with itself in 2 places, to create a twisted loop. It’s not a moebius, but you could say it is two moebius’s stuck together, I guess.

Perfect in the stormy weather last Sunday.

My version is broader and shorter than the original, which suits me just fine. I wanted it to be snug and not leave too much space for the cold to get to my bare skin. Also, I added some colors and a bit of moss stitch.
It was a perfect stashbuster! I used every inch of the MadTosh Tosh Merino I used for my Riding to Avalon sweater, just a little bit of Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend (of which I used most to knit my sister-in-law a shawl), and a lot of the one skein I had left from my Betty Draper’s cardigan. Using some different yarns made it a bit more fun to knit than just plain garter stitch by itself.

More details on my Ravelry project page!