Wandering Spirits and was one of the book's most popular designs. The question has often come up of whether or not it's a hat, so I have to tell you now that it's a very versatile and easy mobius design in three sizes which can be interpreted as a shawlette, a cowl or a head wrap. The head wrap version is the smallest size and does look like a hat if wrapped twice around the head.
S 32” wide x 7.5” high/81.25 cm x 19 cm
M 35” wide x 11” high/91.5 cm x 28 cm
L 40” wide x 14” high/102 cm x 35.5 cm
(183yds/168m per 100g hank):
L makes shawl – 2 skeins PT699
M makes scarf – 2 skeins
S makes head wrap – 1 skein PT696
24” long 5 mm (US 8) circular needle
or size to obtain tension, marker
16 sts and 10 rows = 4”/10 cms over Ripple Stitch pattern when blocked.
Please work swatch and check carefully.
If wrong alter size of needles until correct tension is achieved.
Ripple Stitch – multiple of 10sts
TO MAKE SHAWLETTE
Cast on 130(140, 160) stitches, loosely.
Round 1 Ensuring stitches are not twisted (very important), pick up and knit a stitch below the first cast on stitch, along the lower edge of the cast on row (ie knit in the thread below the first cast on stitch while leaving the first cast on stitch on the needle). This closes the circle. Continue around similarly, picking up one stitch below each of the original cast on stitches, while leaving the cast on stitches on their needle – 260(280, 320) sts.
NB The circular needle will begin to coil up within itself during this round, but as the knitting progresses it will get easier.
Round 2 Place a marker on the right needle. Make sure the work is not twisted. Knit the first stitch in the normal way. Continue to knit around until you've reached the marker.
Round 3 Slip marker, purl around
Round 4 Slip marker, knit around
Round 5 Slip marker, purl around
Round 6 Slip marker, *k1, (yo) twice, k1, (yo) 3 times, k1, (yo) 4 times, k1, (yo) 3 times, k1, (yo) twice, k5; rep from * around
Round 7 Slip marker, purl around, dropping all yo’s off needle
Round 8 Slip marker, knit around
Round 9 Slip marker, purl around
Round 10 Slip marker, *k6, , (yo) twice, k1, (yo) 3 times, k1, (yo) 4 times, k1, (yo) 3 times, k1, (yo) twice, rep from * around
Round 11 Slip marker, purl around, dropping all yo’s off needle
S work rounds 4 – 7, then rounds 2 – 5, then cast off knitwise – 19 rows in all
M work rounds 4 – 11, then rounds 4 – 7, then rounds 2 - 5, then cast off knitwise - 27 rows in all
L work rounds 4 – 11 twice more, then work rounds 4 – 7, then work rounds 2 – 5 once, then cast off knitwise - 35 rows in all.
Weave in ends along side edges. Press to size.
This design must not be knitted for resale. Reproduction in whole or part is strictly forbidden unless prior consent has been given in writing.
© 2008 Jean Moss