Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cozy Worm

Willow is a budding punster, God help me, and when we bundle her up after an outing in the snow we tell her we're going to get her all "cozy warm."  This is not as fun to her as being a "Cozy Worm," and so she shall be.

In order to keep this Little Worm cozy when outdoors as well as in, I knit her a moebius cowl.  It is photographed with bunny and gingersnaps because, sadly, my Little Worm hasn't yet figured out the potential benefits of this cowl and so far refuses to wear it.  Maybe I'll pull it out the next time we're out in the cold, so that a Shivering Worm can become a Cozy Worm and still make snow angels.

12-24 months (2-3 years)
--US 9 24-in. circular needle
--Far less than one skein Spud and Chloe Sweater (shown here in Grape Jelly).
--one stitch marker
17 sts X 26 rows = 4 inches


Cast on 60 (64) stitches.

Join to knit in the round, being careful to INSERT a twist.* Place end of round marker

1) Knit 3 rounds.

2) Purl 3 rounds.

3) Knit 5 rounds.

4) Purl 2 rounds.

5) Knit 3 rounds

6) Purl 2 rounds.

Work backwards from (5) to (1), and then cast off all stitches.   Weave in ends, and attempt to convince your child that warmth is a good thing.

*After all the times I put a twist in without meaning to, I found it surprisingly difficult to get a twist on purpose, and I kept checking to make sure it was still there.


HoleyFiber said...

Adorable! May be bunny can wear it for a while to prove that cowls are fashionable and cool? You know, peer pressure...
However, very familiar situation - we go through a lengthy discussion about utility of a jacket every morning...

Laura said...

I love that. I almost want to start knitting so I can make one. Or twelve.

Nikki Van De Car said...

Want it? It's sitting at the bottom of the mitten basket.

Unknown said...

i couldnt find that size circular needles or 10 ply yarn. any suggestions? im new to knitting so i wasnt sure how significant the sizes of both are. thanks

Nikki Van De Car said...

I'm sure you would be totally fine with smaller needles and lighter yarn--just cast on some more stitches so it's not too tight.

jdevanus said...

I was wondering what the "twist" meant? Thanks!

Nikki Van De Car said...

It's a moebius twist--there's a good tutorial here:

Marisa said...

Thanks so much for the pattern, I love how it turned out! And great for a beginner knitter like myself. I used smaller needles and double knit wool so just added more stitches.

Heather said...

Don't have a circular needle long enough, only 80cm, can I not knit it on straight needles and twist before joining? Thanks

Nikki Van De Car said...

Hi Heather,

Sure! Feel free to experiment!

Danielle said...

If I'm using a true moebius cast on should I still b working backwards from 5 to 1 after the first 6 steps are completed?