Tuesday, 2 January 2007

Mobius!

While spending my time in a sensible, constructive manner (read: procrastinating about housework by searching for nice free patterns) I stumbled across a mention of Cat Bordhi's mobius scarf.

This has to be the one of the most interesting things I've seen in knitting for a very long time. Knitting a true mobius (with a half twist as opposed to a full twist) without grafting is slightly... mindbending... and all... squishy...


The edge marked.


I have to admit, though, if you're thinking of knitting a mobius, go with Cat's cast on. The other cast ons are fairly obvious, Cat's is almost invisible. That's the cast on marked there, but it's the visible one. The camera I have wont give me enough detail for the one still on the needles.


Just a note: If you're going to do one of these, just go with it. It'll look like you've made a mistake for a fair while until you've got enough fabric between the needles. Also, use the longest circulars you can find! 80cm isn't quite long enough.

3 comments:

Lynne said...

I've just done some moebius stuff. cat has some great patterns.
I'm on the spindler's list. Can I suggest that you contact the spinner's guild in Sydney and ask about wheels?
http://www.nsweave.org.au/
Also Oz ebay is your best bet for a cheap wheel, or try rustic forge (google them). Also try Virginiafarmwoolworks.com.au

Taueret said...

hey nice new wheel and I love your mobius scarf. I want to start one, is the best way to learn Cat's cast on to buy her book? I couldn't seem to find instructions online for her method.

Taueret said...

hey Camille, THANKS for the link! I ordered the book before I saw your comment, but now I don't need to wait 2 weeks or whatever for it to come! Thanks heaps again.