Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Mobius Madness

Continuing with the unveiling of the Nefarious Scarves I am pleased to present the Mobius Scarf.

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Pattern: My pattern. I think. I'll post it at the bottom.

Yarn: Winter White Alpaca from Little Miami Alpaca, One hank

Needles: Size 9 Straights

Modifications: None, it's my pattern.

Review: I just thought this yarn screamed to be lace. And it delivered. It is delicate and feminine. As with the ribbed scarf I'm really please with how this turned out. I think the scarf could have supported one more width repeat of the pattern, but that's not something that keeps me up at night. I've got insomnia that does that job just fine. Here's a side view.

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Pattern: Bear in mind I'm not a pattern writer. I used the "Curving Lattice Lace" stitch pattern from the Vogue Dictionary of Knitting Stitches, page 91. I would lay out the stitch pattern here, but I'm not sure of the legalities, so I'm erring on the side of caution. Get the book from the library and turn to page 91.

CO 36 st using a provisional cast-on
Row 1: K2, work pattern over 32 st, K2
Row 2: K2, work pattern over 32 st, K2
Continue working in this manner keeping a 2 st garter st border at each edge, and working in pattern over the middle 32 st until piece measures 46 inches.
Put Stitches on waste yarn.
Remove provisional cast-on and place on needle.
Remove stitches from waste yarn and place on needle.
Place needles together being sure to create the half-twist that defines the mobius scarf. (Right side of one end should be pressed against the wrong side of the other end)
Bind Off using the Kitchner Stitch (which is completely not as scary as it sounds, but be sure you're sober and the kids are in bed.)
Admire your clever scarf, then get that drink.


candsmom said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Good call on the lace- that lace pattern is just gorgeous. I've yet to try that Moebius technique, but your scarf pattern has me itching to try it now. Of course, the drink at the end of the pattern is awfully appealing, too. ;-) Fantastic job and take care! :-)

Chris said...

It's stunning!

Mamma's*Pal said...

That scarf is beautiful. Great job!

shiguy4076 said...

I love it. You do wonderfully beautiful work.

Areli said...

This scarf is gorgeous. I love it. Your daughter is so sweet modeling for you.

Kim said...

How lucky you are to have such a great model :o) Your scarf is beautiful!

Just read your profile. I love 13 going on 30 too, LOL!

kimberly said...

That is just gorgeous!! I love the lace and your model is a sweetie!

knittinmom said...

Very nice! And stitch patterns are not copyrighted - you just can't copy a page out of a book and paste it into your pattern. Or copy a chart (you have to make your own). Other than that, it's fair game.

And I love the picture of Bird in the black scarf, screaming. I had a good long chuckle at that one!

Bitterknitter said...

Oooh! It's gorgeous! Now, where were you when I was thinking about making a lace moebus for my grandma for X-mas? This would have been PERFECT!

Great job!