Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Knitting a Moebius Shawl Thingy

A Moebius is this. It comes with different spellings, I suppose you just choose the one you like best. I believe they pronounce it (may bee us).
This pattern came from an Elizabeth Zimmermann video, "Knitting Around".
This long strip of garter stitch knitting with built in i-cord, will, in the end, be given a twist and then woven together to create a MASTERPIECE!!!! :)
I am using Lion Brand, Grey Heather, Wool-Ease worsted weight.
80% acrylic & 20% wool.
It is machine washable.
To be honest, I wish the whole thing was wool or alpaca. But since I am still a rookie, I want to choose less expensive yarns for my projects. If I like this item, I will of course, make another one some day, with a design and natural fiber!
The built in i-cord is quite fun to knit and I painstakingly learned the invisible cast on, so that we can weave it together right purty like, later on. If you are interested in the invisible cast on (provisional cast on), go here. It is quite helpful.

If you knit or crochet and haven't signed up with Ravelry, do so today! It is a great help. Just go to www.ravelry.com.

Have a great day.

***Cast on in the provisional cast on way, see above link. You want a finished product with about a 9 inch width. Knit, to with in 3 stitches from the end of the row, bring the yarn forward, slip the next three stitches purl wise to the right needle. Turn and knit the row, stopping before the last three stitches, yarn forward, slip the three stitches purl wise. Turn and knit. Just keep knitting back and forth in this manner until your project is about 52 inches long. Give it one twist and weave the ends together-using the garter stitch weave.***

1 comment:

  1. Your knitting is getting really fast! I can't wait to see what this turns into. I was visiting Debbie and saw your sink comment. I did put some car wax on my sink. It works...it bubbles up and I just wipe it down. My sink has been clutter free for 2 days. I am also using a large bowl as a dishpan...that way I don't keep from putting dirty dishes in my sink. This week...I bought one of those little soap wands...so as we dirty a plate or dish we wash it and I haven't been stuck with a sink full of dishes between dishwasher cycles.

    Have a great weekend,