Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tenacity Triumphs

Moebius ring happens! I watched that video again, with a fresh eye, having spent all night knitting in my subconscious. I got the twist correct, but I still have half stockinette and half reverse stockinette. I am guessing this is a result of knitting every stitch, whether it was a knit or a purl stitch on the needle. Those of you who know what I did, I imagine you are dying to let me know the error of my ways and I beg you PLUUUUEEEEZE, email me and open my eyes.

What I have made here will work as a headband, as it can cover my ears, but I am not averse to frogging it and reusing the lovely Noro for future projects.

I am not all that confident that I can do this again, but of course I MUST TRY. Tomorrow the longer needles and a maybe a book of patterns...maybe.

UPDATE: I have found several alternate ways to achieve this moebius effect, some of which sound a heckuva lot easier than the one I have just learned.

Try this or this or this.

And this one which I really really like.


  1. because you're actually knitting on two surfaces, you need to purl the purl stitches and knit the knit stitches if I remember correctly... Or it may be knit the purl stitches and purl the knit stitches; its one or the other...

  2. Anonymous3:41 PM

    maybe this will help:

    "If you knit every round, your scarf will be in stocking stitch on the left, and reverse stocking stitch on the right (or the other way around). This doesn't work very well since it tends to curl. Remember, there is no inside or outside to this scarf."


  3. This is great, Melody. Glad you figured it out. Thanks for sharing it. I gotta try it. Can you please share the link with the Spanish instructions that you mentioned in your last post? Thanks.


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