Posted on Tuesday, October 23 2012 at 8am
In part two of our masterclass on Moebius knitting, Jane Crowfoot will explain how you can put the twist into your Moebius knitting.
In the first part of our masterclass series on Moebius knitting we covered preparation and casting on.
Putting in the twist
When describing how to look at your stitches on the circular needles, knitting expert and designer Cat Bordhi uses the imagery of a train track. Think of your circular needles as the iron girders which form the main part of the track and your looped yarn stitches as the wooden ‘sleepers’ which sit between the two.
Lay your knitting out flat on the table and position the cable areas of the circular needles so that you have one cable running along the outer edge and one which sits inside it.
Check that you have not twisted the cables by scanning the cast-on in an anti-clockwise direction. (If you have lots of stitches you may want to run your finger around the loop to check this).
You will see that in order for your piece to sit flat the right needle needs to make one cross over the cable – this is your only twist and it sits pretty much at the 12 o’clock position.
The next post in this masterclass series will cover knitting your first round.
The fourth post in this masterclass series will introduce how you can go about adding things onto your Moebius knitting.
The final post in this masterclass series on Moebius knitting will take you through adding an i-Cord edging to your Moebius knitting.
About our expert
Jane Crowfoot is one of the UK’s leading knitting experts and author of the book Finishing Techniques for Hand Knitters (Search Press, £9.99) Find out more about Jane at janeknits.blogspot.com and www.janiecrow.co.uk
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