Scarves: A Mobius

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English, you’ve gotta love it.  Sometimes pronunciation can be tricky.  You think it is one thing and it turns out to be something else.

Is it wind or wind?  Wind with a short i as in a windy day or is it wind, with a long i, as in yarn winder.

knitting a white mobs at craftygardener.ca

I had some lovely soft white merino wool by Cascade Yarns purchased in a skein.

using the yarn winder at craftygardener.ca

The first job was to wind it into a ball.  A yarn winder makes a center pull ball of yarn in no time.  I usually put the hank of wool around the arms of the rocking chair and wind from there.

knitting a white mobs at craftygardener.ca

A mobius scarf is a cowl with a twist. The knitting pattern I used is a mobius scarflet, found on Craftster.  Unfortunately the pattern is no longer available. It’s knit on bamboo circular needles of 5.5 mm I’ve included the version of the pattern that I saved in case you want the exact same pattern.

~needle & hook accessories~

The pattern starts with 110 stitches and then each row is worked in groups of 10. The stitch markers help you know when to start the repeats of the pattern.

white mobs scarf at craftygardener.ca

CO 110 sts.

Row 1 [WS]Row 1 [WS]: P all sts.

Row 2 [RS]: K all sts.

Row 3 [WS]:  P all sts.

Row 4 [RS]:  P all sts.

BEGIN PATTERN:

Row 1 [WS]:  *P 5 sts, YO, P2tog, K 3 sts, pm, rep from * 11 times.

Row 2 [RS]:  *P 5 sts, K 5 sts, pm, rep from * 11 times.

Row 3 [WS]:  *P 5 sts, K 1, YO, P2tog, K 2, pm, rep from * 11 times.

Row 4 [RS]:  *P 5 sts, K 5 sts, pm, rep from * 11 times.

Row 5 [WS]:  *P 5 sts, K 2, YO, P2tog, K1, pm, rep from * 11 times.

Row 6 [RS]:  *P 5 sts, K 5 sts, pm, rep from * 11 times.

Row 7 [WS]:  *P 5 sts, K 3 sts, YO, P2tog, pm, rep from * 11 times.

Row 8 [RS]:  *P 5 sts, K 5 sts, pm, rep from * 11 times.

Row 9 [WS]:  *K 10 sts, pm, rep from * 11 times.

Row 10 [RS]:  *K 5 sts, P 3 sts, K2tog, YO, pm, rep from * 11 times.

Row 11 [WS]:  *K 5 sts, P 5 sts, pm, rep from * 11 times.

Row 12 [RS]:  *K 5 sts, P 2 sts, K2tog, YO, P 1, pm, rep from * 11 times.

Row 13 [WS]:  *K 5 sts, P 5 sts, pm, rep from * 11 times.

Row 14 [RS]:  *K 5 sts, P 1, K2tog, YO, P 2 sts, pm, rep from * 11 times.

Row 15 [WS]:  *K 5 sts, P 5 sts, pm, rep from * 11 times.

Row 16 [RS]:  *K 5 sts, K2tog, YO, P 3 sts, pm, rep from * 11 times.

Row 17 [WS]:  *K 5 sts, P 5 sts, pm, rep from * 11 times.

Row 18 [RS]:  Purl.

Then:

Row 1 [WS]:  Purl

Row 2 [RS]:  Knit

Row 3 [WS]:  Purl

BO.

Lay piece flat, then half-twist to join as a möbius strip.  Stitch up the back seam.  Using crochet hook, sc around edge until out of yarn (I was able to do 2 rnds).  Hide loose ends.

The yarn was lovely and soft and very easy to knit with.  Once you are finished you have a long scarf, which then has to be folded into the mobius.

white mobius scarf at craftygardener.ca

With just a few easy steps you fold the scarf into the mobius or infinity scarf.   First lay the scarf out.   Fold one end up to the other end to form a V.  Turn each end under so they are side by side. Stitch the two ends together.

You can use a scarf of any length you already have and turn it into a mobius scarf.

white mobius scarf at craftygardener.ca

This scarf keeps my neck warm even when I’m not going out.

white mobius scarf at craftygardener.ca

~Shawls and scarves I’ve made~

a yarn line

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7 Responses

    • Crafty Gardener

      A lot of yarn is referred to as wool, but it isn’t actual wool. I can’t wear lambswool or angora as I’m allergic, but there are many other types of snythetic wool that I can wear.

  1. Margy

    I’ve never heard of a yarn winder. You can tell what an amateur I am. My mother did lots of crochet and never had done. – Margy

  2. Linda

    I don’t think I’ve heard of a mobius scarf but it’s a great idea and looks snug and warm too. Thank you for the pattern. I love playing with my yarn winder and making those yarn cakes, it seems ages since i used it. Have a peaceful Sunday. Xx

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