I have seen a few Mobius or continuous scarves and decided I’d like to knit one. Of course I wanted to create my own pattern and thought looking at other people’s patterns or videos first would be “cheating.”
So I happily did the math and figured out how many stitches to cast onto my circular needles. Then I knit away in my desired pattern, finding it annoyingly twisty.
Once I cast off and had family members try it on I realized that I’d added an extra twist. That made the knitting harder and the scarf much smaller around the neck. If I had planned on an extra twist I would have cast on more stitches.
Ah well, I like the basic pattern I created and think the circumference will be just right once the extra twist is taken out. I guess the pain of ripping it out and then untangling the twisted ball of yarn makes this truly my own pattern. Of course I have
already started finished with the knitting of the corrected scarf.
Took some time out and checked out some Möbius patterns online. They are totally different from the way I came up with my scarf. I don’t know if I should be proud of my pattern creation skills or very afraid of my twisted scarf. It seems my pattern cannot create a true Möbius if one is ideologically mathematically pure, but I am looking forward to knitting another one! For more photos of this scarf check out my Etsy site, All Unwound.