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Kombu Moebius (Infinity) Cowl and Hood

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Kombu Moebius (Infinity) Cowl and Hood
Kombu Moebius (Infinity) Cowl and Hood
Kombu Moebius (Infinity) Cowl and Hood
Kombu Moebius (Infinity) Cowl and Hood
Kombu Moebius (Infinity) Cowl and Hood

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Short rows
  • Kitchener stitch/grafting

Pattern Description:

Moebius knitting is fast and fun, and a great new skill to learn. The easy-to-memorize knit-purl pattern and worsted weight yarn make this unisex cowl a surprisingly quick knit!

The design is named "Kombu" - the Japanese word for kelp - because the stitch pattern is adapted from the "Seaweed" pattern in Barbara G. Walker's A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns. The first syllable is pronounced "comb" as in a hair comb.

The pattern includes instructions for both an infinity cowl and a hood, each in three sizes.


19 sts/25 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, unblocked
Check your gauge before you begin.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Toddler[child, adult]
  • Note: Child size will also fit a petite adult
  • Cowl Circumference: 14.25[16.5, 19] inches; Cowl Height: 8 inches
  • Hood depth: 7[9.5, 11] inches; Hood height: 8.75[10, 11.25] inches; Cowl Circumference: 18[21, 25]inches


  • Yarn: Knit Picks Simply Cotton Worsted (100% Organic Cotton; 164 yds/100g): cowl: 1 ball; hood: 2[2, 3] balls.
  • Note: Two skeins will make both a toddler or child hood and a toddler or child cowl; 3 skeins will make both a hood and a cowl in any size.
  • Needles: Toddler and Child cowl or hood, Adult cowl:1 US 7 (4.5 mm) 32 in/80cm circular needle
  • Needles: Adult hood: 1 US 7 (4.5 mm) 40in/100cm circular needle

You Will Also Need:

  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch markers (including 2 larger or distinct from others)
  • Smooth waste yarn in contrast color

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knit Picks Simply Cotton