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Double Striped Moebius

from Pastiche Knitwear
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Double Striped Moebius
Double Striped Moebius
Double Striped Moebius
Double Striped Moebius
Double Striped Moebius
Double Striped Moebius

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • I-cord

Pattern Description:

A student introduced me to knitted moebiuses and I became intriguied with this amazing shape. And because more color is better than less in my world, the Double Striped Moebius emerged.

It begins with a moebius cast-on in the center or "spine" and works out to the edges. The edge has a small bit of Fair-Isle and is finished with an applied I-cord bind-off. Video tutorials for both the moebius cast-on and the I-cord bind-off are available.

In order to get the Fair-Isle edge stripes to stand out, the two colors used need to be in high contrast with each other. One needs to be fearless about unwinding the yarn from the skein to get to just the right color. If the colors start moving too closely in tone to each other, break the yarn and add a different color that will give you the strong contrast needed. (Incidentally, Silk Garden spit-splices beautifully and you won't have extra ends to weave in!)

If that seems like too much work, you can use Noro Cash Iroha or Malabrigo Silky Wool as a coordinating solid to achieve the strong color contrast.

Yardage estimates for 30" moebius:
175 - 180 yds main color
25 yds contrast color

Yardage estimates for 34" moebius:
200-210 yds main color
35 yds contrast color

Gauge:

14 st and 24 rows = 4" or 10 cm

Materials:

  • Size 8 - 40" circular needle
  • 2 skeins Noro Silk Garden

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle
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After 20 years of working in music and worship arts, I have had the joy of spending the last seven years teaching and encouraging knitters, as well as designing knitwear.

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