Moebius Swan Tea Cozy – a free pattern

Please watch my video on the Moebius to learn how to get started with this kind of knitting which is unlike anything else you may have ever done. Once you learn the cast-on and what to watch for, you’ll find it easier than knitting a garter stitch scarf. I can do the Moebius Cast-On behind my back, not because I am clever, but because it is that simple. Many of my students can also, shortly after learning it.

Don’t believe the myth that twisting your join creates a Moebius. A twisted cast-on has a full 360 degrees of twist, while a Moebius has half that. And it matters, if you love grace and magic. Like any loop, a Moebius has one opening, but it has only one surface and only one edge (unlike any other loop). And this makes all the difference. If I had one word for the true Moebius, it would be grace.

The inspiration for this swan-like tea cozy came to me after returning home from teaching at the legendary Churchmouse Yarns & Teas on Bainbridge Island, near Seattle. The base of the cozy is formed of a five-fold Moebius – instructions for achieving this abundant twisting is in the pattern. Moebius Swan Tea Cozy