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Monday, November 27, 2006

Moebius, part 2

One week after I cast on, I finished my Moebius scarf. I used about two and one-third balls of Andean Silk (from KnitPicks) in cinnamon color, and I ended up with...well, not quite what I expected. I had carefully knit a gauge swatch and cast on what everyone said was the correct number of stitches to yield a "short" Moebius scarf. (I wanted something that wouldn't be double-looped over my head.) As I knit, I couldn't really tell how long this thing was because everything is all folded over and scrunched up (as you can see in the previous post). As I bound off the scarf, I was surprised to discover how long it ended up--this is definitely a double-looper! (Sylvia wears it as a double-looper, but prefers the loop-up-top-and-a-loop-behind-the-butt style that's all the rage these days. What do you mean it isn't? Well it should be.)

I'm not sure if I like how this turned out, but I'm not going to frog it--certainly not while Sylvia is enjoying it so much. I'm going to try another one, I think, but using much larger needles and an airier yarn.

There are some amazing Moebius scarves out there (take a look at the tons of photos at Flickr, for example). Here's one great site that explains both the knitting and the math.


Katie J said...

Yeah, mine is GI-NORMOUS! I can wrap it around my head atleast 4 times. I'd like to frog-it, but it's curly mohair, so I don't think so.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006 9:20:00 AM  
Anonymous said...

OH MY DOG. That is LONG. What happened?

I can vouch for the airier yarns. I think they make for a much more mystical scarf and it's easier to gauge the cast-on stitches.

Although, Katie used an airy yarn and she said hers was GI-NORMOUS too!


Tuesday, November 28, 2006 9:40:00 AM  
PShorten said...

I am so corn-fuzed...with doing a guage swatch and math being what it is we all should have gotten moebius rings of the length that we expected. There's a mystery a-foot here, we need Sherlock Knitter!

Thursday, December 07, 2006 8:09:00 AM  

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