Pink and grey knitted scarf

Funchal Moebius

Pink and grey knitted scarf
Funchal Moebius

I cast on the first stitches for Funchal Moebius all the way back in February. Nine months later, it’s finally finished! You better be cheering as hard as I am right now. I’m 50% happy with the outcome and 100% happy I’ve cast off and it’s ready to wear. The 50% happiness is mainly because I know I made a few mistakes along the way — knitting a fiddly project on the move (it came with me to Norway and Sweden) isn’t the easiest thing in the world.

Funchal Moebius is a tube with opposite colourways on each half and a line of purl stitches running up the sides for a neat fold. I’m not a fan of pink but I do like this colourway. They grey is a nice contrast.

Pink and grey wool
CoopKnits Socks Yeah!

Closeup of knitted pattern

Stranded colour work is something I really enjoy but skinny yarn makes uneven tension more obvious. It’s only a subtle variation and most people won’t notice but I know it’s there — and your own mistakes are always more noticeable.

Woman in scarf with dog
Funchal Moebius… dog approved

I usually graft stitches using the standard Kitchener technique but I stumbled across an interesting method called flat grafting which looks like it might be easier, especially for thicker yarns. I also discovered it’s possible to use just knitting needles for Kitchener stitch but I couldn’t make sense of the instrucions and avoided that. It was only going to result in swearing.

The pattern mentioned twisting before grafting. I was confused at first but it means the scarf hangs better and opposite colourways are grafted onto a single side (rather than grafting pink and grey to a pink and grey side). So if you are confused, that’s why.

We lost two family knitters in 2018 and I feel a bit sad neither of them are here to see this finished. One of them taught me how to knit when I was small and the other helped me get started again after a long break. Both always took a great deal of interest in my wooly endeavours.

On a positive note, I can finally move onto another project now this one is finished!

Project notes

  • Pattern: Funchal Moebius by Kate Davies
  • Yarn: CoopKnits Socks Yeah! in Ruby (pink) and Danburite (pale grey)
  • Needles: circular aluminim needles

11 comments on “Funchal Moebius

  1. Tina Evans

    Clever girl it looks lovely on you, Layla looks like a natural in front of the camera 🐶🐾❤️

  2. That is gorgeous – I think I’ll go have a look at the pattern. The pop of pink looks lovely on you!

    • Gemma Evans

      Thanks so much Hannah! I’m sure you’ll be able to knit it in a fraction of the time – I did a lot of stop starting.

  3. Well done! Love the pink & gray combination and that pink looks great on you.

  4. Wow! That’s really impressive! Well done!

  5. Oh wow, this is amazing and it looks great! My Gran tried teaching me to knit SO many times, but i could never get the hang of it. I’d love to be able to knit myself something!
    xo April | April Everyday

    • Gemma Evans

      Thanks April <3 If we ever meet up in person, I can give you a lesson 🙂

  6. Maureen Clutton

    It looks beautiful on you. Colours are lovely. Can I ask you how wide the finished Cowles. I would love to give this a try . Although I am a grandmother I have only just decided to try (in lockdown) stranded knitting. I made two hats with a snowflake pattern. I am working my way up to a yoked sweater! Is the pattern difficult to follow?

    Kind regards Maureen

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