Knitting by Judy @ 10:05 PM

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When last we saw the moebius from hell that I made way, way too long, it had 11 women inside it. That was really too many, as I’d intended it to be worn around only one (preferably me).

And, yes gentle reader, I realize that moebii have no proper inside or outside, since as the Wiki tells us, a Moebius is a non-orientable surface with only one side and one edge. (But I like this site better, because it has such a cool little animated gif of interlocking, turning gears arranged as a Moebius strip.)

But stuff like that makes my head spin a bit, both with weirdness and with the sheer coolness of the whole thing.

Regardless… the three dimensional representation of a Moebius strip that I knit was way too long.

It was frogged and re-knit. Alice and K of Tangle are modeling it. As you can see, it’s really a bit too tight for two. But it fits one just about right.

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In search of some decent light, I looped it over the back of one of my rocking chairs. (I love rocking chairs. My former brother-in-law once asked me why I couldn’t seem to have a chair in my house that didn’t rock or swivel or recline or otherwise move. But why would I?) This chair is one of my favorites. The back is at a slightly strange angle because Moo Cow was occupying the seat, trying to pretend that she didn’t really want to grab the Moebius and start eating the yarn. Not really. Well… maybe just a little.

I love the colors in this yarn. The silk content (30%) gives it such a pretty sheen, and the mohair makes it so soft. Yum. I knit it on larger needles to give a rather loose fabric. I think the drape is just about perfect. I’m very pleased. Now.

Note: I acquired this yarn by purchasing this poncho kit. I’m not a poncho person – just wanted the yarn. Kid Silk has been discontinued by Fleece Artist. The kit included 410yds of Kid Silk. I used less than 1/2 of it on the moebius. The remainder is in the stash with no project in mind yet.

The particulars:

  • Yarn: Fleece Artist Kid Silk (70% Kid mohair, 30% silk / 200m; 100g) colorway: Mermaid.
  • Needles: Knitpicks circulars – US#10 (6mm) tips, 47″ cable
  • Pattern: from Cat Bordhi’s A Treasury of Magical Knitting, with a few minor modifications.
  • Techniques used:
    • Moebius cast on.
    • Knit 3 rnds, purl 3 rnds, until it was “wide enough,” ending with 3 rnds of seed stitch
    • Bind off: K2tog.



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