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Old 06-14-2013, 02:58 AM   #1
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I've moved on to a moebius ... thing
If I receive any indication if interest, I shall post some pic.s at various stages.
Let it be known that I have started this ... thing more than once. More than twice! In fact, I've commenced the bloody thing about six times, I reckon! - but at least now I know what I'm doing. I think.
Of course, it's a cowl: I suspect just about every moebius object knitted is a cowl of a sort - even if it's called a scarf.
I've ordered a ball of vari-coloured wool from my Aussie supplier - the ones who sell 100gm balls. With it I shall, when I've finished this trial version, make one someone might actually wear. I hope.
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:44 AM   #2
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I would love to see its progress. I haven't made one yet, but it seems once your past the cast on they are pretty simple from what I've read and seen.
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:41 PM   #3
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I'd love to see a WIP picture, too.

I hope you're recovering well after your surgery . . . and able to get plenty of rest!
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:52 PM   #4
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I haven't intentionally knit a moebius, yet. I'd love to see pictures in progress at any stage whatsoever.
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:59 PM   #5
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I haven't intentionally knit a moebius, yet.
Neither have I!!!!!! YET.

I saw the pattern picture on your blog, I look forward to seeing yours. I really want to know, is it as hard to twist the sts on purpose as it can be to not twist them?
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:17 PM   #6
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DONE!
Be Warned! - I used only scrap wool. I'm waiting (as usual) on a delivery from Bendigo Woollen Mills, and decided to give it a burl ... And it did work.
Found out various important things, first amongst which is what is probably something that a person with a logical mind would've taken for granted: WHEN YOU'RE KNITTING A MOEBIUS, YOU CAN ONLY KNIT SO MUCH. Because it fills up the circular needle after a while, if you get my drift ...

I'm looking forward to making one without changing colours, because sewing in the ends is all well and good, and I do it Very Carefully; but the fact is that with all the doubling over of the cowl/scarf to keep the neck warm, them ends is highly likely to start unravelling 'emselves. Keep you posted on that.
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
is it as hard to twist the sts on purpose as it can be to not twist them?
Erhmm ... talk about zen questions! <grin>
You don't twist anything, GG! - by far the hardest part is mastering the CO. You gotta watch the pattern-maker's video; and even that ain't poifick - which is why I started over so many times.
In making a moebius, there are certain basic points the knitter should have in mind (I didn't): things like the HOW of the knitting (see attachment) - meaning, what your knitting method will look like.
And don't take that photo as a real indication, btw! - that example is actually twisted twice rather than once: I only added it to show you more or less what knitting a moebius will look like.
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:27 PM   #8
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I started a moebius one time...and I was totally sorta clueless about the written directions...and I finally tanked the whole thing! I'd love to see the progress on your moebius! I love your yarn BTW!
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:01 PM   #9
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Ah, Artlady - your temporary setback (like the tact?!) was due to the fact that one really cannot learn about knitting one of these things unless one has some VISION.

The scarf in the pic. I posted was made from this online pattern, which comes with video for the CO part. As I lectured The Grumpy One, there are several methods for moebius CO, and I tried the bloody lot coming to the decision that Christine Jones' version is the one for me.

I have to confess that I subsequently turned to her by email more than once for help. More than twice. Well, OK about ten times! But she was amazingly helpful and willing to be so, which meant I was able to (eventually!) produce the finished object as you saw in the photo.

I currently have an email sent off to Donna Pelzar - the creator of the moebius I'm now knitting (using some of the de-knitted Enormous Project!) - asking her about length of circ. cable. When she replies, I'll have a fairly complete list of contributory points input to making a moebius that I'll see if I can turn into dot points for everyone's ... ahh ... consideration.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:58 AM   #10
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Marg1e - I think a session knitting in a cafe is in order one day if you're brave enough to be seen with a male knitter (perhaps King Street, Newtown would be painless?).

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