February 27, 2007

Moebius scarf


Moebius scarf
Originally uploaded by miminh3.
There's been little going on knittingwise this past week but I have a great excuse. Boy and I have found a nice little house that we want to buy so of course, this entails lots of paperwork, phone calls and moments of doubts.

If everything goes well, I will have a yarn closet starting June. Yes, you read that correctly: a yarn CLOSET. One of the bedrooms has a nook with a cedar closet on one side and enough space for a bookcase on the other (perfect for knitting books and magazines). I'm thinking of hanging skeins from the rod and organizing the center-pull balls below in the cedar closet. I have seen some yarn stores hanging skeins of yarn and as long as everything is on hooks, there should be no tangled mess -- or at least I hope so.

So no new knitting but I had forgotten to post a picture of the Moebius scarf finished a few weeks ago. I started it at the KR retreat during Cat Bordhi's class - it is made out of Handmaiden Lady Godiva, a luxurious merino/silk blend. Cat is a wonderful teacher and you should trust her and her books: the Moebius cast-on is not difficult at all. Actually, I find it easier than a cable or knitted cast on!

A few notes about Moebius knitting:
- The first knitted round will be somewhat painful because you have to push stitches on the cord. I consider it payback for the easy cast on.
- It might be hard to tell how wide your knitting is because the cord stretches it.
- The bind off has to be loose. Cat advised binding off with doubled yarn or instead of the usual bind off (K2, slip first stitch over second stitch), you increase by one stitch for every two original stitches (K2, slip first stitch over, M1, slip first stitch over).

4 comments:

Mango Kiwi said...

i'm bookmarking this post so that i can go back and look at it when i cast on for the moebius scarf. it looks great by the way, nice and shiny!

Jane said...

Your scarf turned out so well! I finished mine, too, but have never remembered to take a picture.

AR said...

Good luck with the house buying! That room (cedar closet and bookcase!) sounds like a perfect knitting/craft room to me.

|chee-uh| said...

Hi Minh,
That's so funny, our blog URL's are very similar. Your shawl is gorgeous, your everything is gorgeous. I'm happy to see you have a blog!

Chia (monkachia from KR)