There are a variety of Moebius cast-ons, some easier than Cat Bordhi's. Check knitaholics.com and curiousknitter.com for different versions. And yover8 is correct. A Moebius is knit from the center out so the pattern is the same. Try this on a small sample of just knitting and you'll discover stockinette and purl. If you can find Cat Bordhi's "A Treasury of Magical Knitting" at the library, it's an interesting read.
If you just want to use worsted weight yarn, a 5mm hook, will work. If you want more drape, go to a 5.5mm hook. For a more dense blanket a 4.5mm hook which is a US7
How about the name Newsie. Then go into a description of felted newsboy cap.
Have you seen this before and have you searched Ravelry or Etsy?
Remember, gauge is a approximation and you may not achieve the gauge the designer reached. Don't panic, there's nothing wrong. Gauge is really important for sweaters and items that are fitted. Scarves, hats, blankets, things of that nature really don't need to follow the gauge that religiously.
Are you talking about a fold up picot hem? Google picot hem knitting and various videos will walk you thru the procedure.
Martyr, you make this an off-set cable pattern, similar to the Bonfire blanket from Tin Can Knits. One cable down the side of the blanket. Works like a charm as I'm trying to finish the Bonfire blanket. You just make the seed stitch borders wider before beginning the cable pattern and the drop doesn't need to be that wide if it's a lap blanket.
You can do it.
Thank you for posting this free pattern. This will make a great blanket with an off-set cable pattern.
Before you begin to actually make this blanket, do a trial run with the border to better understand. Cast on 21 stitches and do the K1, *P1, K1, etc. to see what it looks like. When you are comfortable then begin the blanket. This way there will be no more confusion. After practicing this border pattern what you are doing is the seed stitch for the US audience. In other parts of the world it may have another name. Moss stitch in the US is actually different, sometimes known as double moss also.
These hats are great. You do such wonderful work.
Let us know how you like them.
Maur1011, you can embroider with yarn, think of crewel embroidery, which is surface embroidery using yarn, but it is some form of embroidery and the example is just going "in and out the window", going around the stitch rather than duplicating the stitch.
It's a type of embroidery but not duplicate stitch. You are just inserting the needle and going in from right to left forming a "loop" around a knit stitch. You could also be doing French knots but it's hard to see what's on the needle.
Check Ravelry for the following under "wedding shrugs" "Vintage Capelet" by Steven Be, "Starry, Starry Night" by Jeanne Abel and "Retro Style Capelet" by Sarah Punderson.