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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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Ain't that purty! It couldn't have been made of leftovers, you must have planned to have those bits of yarn to use just so.

You need longer cables for your needles.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:26 PM   #8
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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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I am suddenly unhappy
because I have only just realised that I appear to've managed to get a double twist into my cowl, ANYWAY.
Boy, is this going to cost me hours of anxious study, or what?!
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Double twist and all, that's pretty cool looking! Me thinks you did that on purpose to wow us all!



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