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The slowly morphing cabled lines of this cowl/infinity scarf were inspired by the work of Dutch artist M. C. Escher, and his artistic experiments with tessellating patterns and negative space. This piece is worked in the round as a seamless tube,then grafted with a half-twist to form a Möbius-type strip.

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Finished Measurements

Cowl - Width: 9˝/(23 cm); Length: 37½˝/(95.5 cm)

Infinity Scarf - Width: 6˝/(15 cm)
Length: 54¼˝/(138 cm)


  • 700 yds/(640 m) of 3-ply/sport-weight yarn (sample shown is cowl version in Miss Babs Killington ‘Escher’, [85% wool, 15% silk, 292 yds/(267 m) per 100 g])
  • For cowl: 1 set 4.5mm/(US 7) circular needles [24˝/(60cm) or shorter]
  • For infinity scarf: 1 set 4.5mm/(US 7) circular needles [15¾˝/(40cm) or shorter] or needles for preferred method of small-circumference knitting
  • 1 set 4.5mm/(US 7) circular needles [length unimportant; used to hold sts whilst grafting ends together]
  • 1 stitch marker
  • Waste yarn
  • Cable needle

Skills required

Advanced. Skills required include:
  • Provisional cast-on
  • Working in the round (small circumference)
  • Complex cables
  • Grafting