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Old 11-27-2006, 06:38 PM   #1
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Mobius/Moebius Cast-On Question
I caught the last 10 minutes of the Mobius knitting episode of Knitty Gritty this morning, and didn't get to see how to do the cast-on. I want to make the cowl that Cat Bordhi demonstrated. I have looked at a few different cast-on methods for it, including the Turkish cast-on and Cat's cast-on from her website, but I am very confused. Is anyone really familiar with the one circular needle cast-on method and can explain it to me like a 4-year old. Thanks for any help.
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Old 11-27-2006, 06:41 PM   #2
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I've never done a moebius before, but I like this turkish cast on tutorial for magic loop. She's doing two at a time for socks, so just ignore the second one.
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Old 11-27-2006, 06:45 PM   #3
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That's what I was referring to in my post. I have spent 2 hours trying to understand it. Can someone who has done Mobius please please please put it in very simple terms that I can follow. Thanks soooooo much!
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Old 11-27-2006, 06:51 PM   #4
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Have you seen this page? That one doesn't require a provisional cast-on. I'm not sure it's any easier, but you could take a look.

ETA: This one seems to describe the same concept, with clearer directions.
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Old 11-27-2006, 06:55 PM   #5
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Thanks for your help. I saw that too. I think I've read every thing on MCO. I'd like someone to explain it step by step, very simply. That article was as little too vague for me.
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Okay. I will try it out and get back to you.
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I have a copy of this show on my DVR and I can make a copy for you onto a VCR tape. Just PM me your address and I'll make a copy and send it to ya.
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Oh, I'm so glad I checked back in -- I was just about to try casting on (I had to do a couple things and collect my materials before starting), but now looks like I won't have to since Feministmama has graciously offered to share her video. I'm sure it'll be much easier to follow a video than written instructions.

Good luck, Stefcap! Let us know how it works out.
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I unfortunately do not have a VCR, so I cannot take feministmama up on her generous offer to send me a tape of the episode. Thanks for your help also, Jane. No worries, I will figure it out. Maybe somebody else out there can help me? Are there any videos out there (Does Amy have one?) of the Mobius cast-on with just one circular needle?
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Well if all else fails, you could always just knit a flat rectangle on straight needles and make a little twist before seaming the ends together. Depending on what stitch pattern you use, the seam could be pretty undetectable if you use kitchener.
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