Friday, January 20, 2006

Knitted Moebiuses (Moebii?)

More Moebii
Originally uploaded by Loretta.
I got Cat Bordhi's Magical Knitting books this summer and started knitting moebius projects. If you've ever played with paper moebius strips as a kid, you'll know that a moebius is an interesting conpect. Topologically it is one surface with one edge. When you knit I-cord onto the edge of a moebius you will see this demonstrated.

In A Treasury of Magical Knitting and A Second Treasury of Magical Knitting, Cat Bordhi teaches her ingenius method for making a moebius on one long needle. The first book contain mostly garments, like the lotus moebius hats I've made here as well as scarves, shawls and socks. The second book features more containers like baskets, purses and cat beds.

There is something absolutely fascinating about this knitting technique, so if you want an engaging project (or projects, you can't knit just one) start a moebius.