Click to purchase: A Treasury of Magical Knitting.
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I fell under the spell of Moebius knitting in 2002 after jumping out of bed one night with the sudden realization of how to cast on for a Moebius. For a full year I helplessly and happily chased the Moebius Muse who gaily led me down many spirited pathways. The result was two Moebius knitting books holding about 70 of that year’s designs.
Paper copies are now out of print, so the books are now available as PDF eBooks. You can store the book on any digital device you own and can easily print any pages you want. My Moebius video is approaching a half million views. If you watch it a few times and practice, you will be ready to chase the Moebius Muse yourself.
BELOW IS THE TABLE OF CONTENTS of A Treasury of Magical Knitting:
Introduction: Exploration with paper, pencil, scissors and tape, Augustus Ferdinand Moebius and Helga Moebius
Chapter One – Techniques, and One Tool
Techniques: Shattering a myth, One tool, Moebius Cast-On (MCO) – the fastest in the world; counting MCO stitches, knitting through the front or back loop, marker position
Chapter Two – Simplest-of-All Moebius Scarf
Patterns: Simplest-of-All Moebius Scarf – Basic Version, The Snuggler, Fringed Cedar Bark, Swinging Mikado
Techniques: Bipolar stockinette, yarn choices, number of stitches to cast on, yardage calculations, elastic bind-off, blocking a Moebius
Chapter Three – The Purl Ridge Scarf
Patterns: Moebius Purl Ridge Scarf – Basic Version, Merging Stripes, Color Shift Moebius, Honey Lane Alpaca, Hay Bale Moebius, Moguls Moebius, Cloud Stream Edged in Blue Sky, Sandstone and Sky Felted Stripes
Techniques: Applied I-cord, grafting I-cord ends, color transitions, purl ridge variations and sequences, light felting
Chapter Four – Mercurial Shapes
Patterns: Moth-Eaten Moebius, Mohair Moebius Scarf-Shawl, Mercurial Moebius Wraps, Scottish Wave Scarf
Techniques: Shaping a Moebius, making two Moebii with mirror reflection
Chapter Five – Mirrored Diagonals
Patterns: Arrow Lace Pathways – Basic Version, Mulberry Silk Pathways Scarf, Beaded Tresses Arrow Scarf
Techniques: Diagonals that become arrows, working a circular gauge swatch in rows
Chapter Six – Lace Reflections
Patterns: Sage Rhythm Wrap, White Lacy Shoulder Wrap
Chapter Seven – Moebius-Banded Hats
Patterns: Reversible Lotus Blossom Hat, Jeweled Merino Cap, Beaded Tresses Hat
Techniques: Turning a Moebius band into a simple circle, knitting on two circular needles, making beaded tresses
Chapter Eight – Mischievous Feet
Patterns: Felted Moebius Boots – Basic Version, Sophie’s Mermaid Feet, Enchanted Forest Christmas Stocking, Buckskin Boot, Child’s Woodland Boots, Seven Socklings Necklace
Techniques: Felting fringe, felting and fitting, blocking a foot, waste yarn openings, sock-knitting
Chapter Nine – Swirling Capes
Patterns: Rimrock Cape, Lost Trail Cape
Techniques: Growing a cape from a Moebius scarf, facing
Chapter Ten – Undulating Adventures
Patterns: Windy Blue Sky Scarf, Undulating Autumn Scarf
Techniques: Working short row undulations and variations, working the MCO in segments
Chapter Eleven – Questions Answered & a Few Magic Tricks
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