The Möbius Cowl: A Circle With A Twist

Moebius Madness cowls

3-6 class hours.

Take a rectangular strip of paper, flip one end 180 degrees, and what do you get? The magical, mystical moebius (or “Möbius,” to use the proper spelling!), a strip with but a single surface. Learn how to take a rectangular strip of knitting and do the same thing in this class on making knit moebius cowls. In addition to working end to end and grafting beginning stitches to ending stitches, you’ll also learn how to work from the spine of the moebius outward, and tricks for attractive selvages and bind-offs.

Know Before You Show

Cast on, knit, purl, bind off. Knitting flat on a circular needle.

Materials 

  • 200 yds #4-5 (chunky to bulky) weight smooth yarn in light or bright color for back and forth moebius (A)
  • Small amount of waste yarn in same weight, contrasting color
  • Knitting needles in size appropriate for yarn
  • 1 double-ended (double-point or circular) in approximately same size
  • 200-400 yds #4-5 (chunky to bulky) weight smooth yarn for center-out moebius (amount depends on desired width as well as yarn wt)
  • 40″ (as measured end to end; nothing shorter will work!) circular needle in size appropriate for yarn
  • Yarn needle
  • Basic supplies (scissors, ring markers, stitch holders, etc)

Homework

None.

 

 

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