::cue Hallelujah Chorus in full voice::
My First True Mobius Snood* is complete!
I think I’m addicted to Mobius knitting, even though it is not unlike getting in a car driven by a casual acquaintance and just riding without a map. You cast on, start knitting and just have to trust that you’re going to end up in the right place.
The sunlight makes this yarn look a bit more blue in this picture, when it is a much more deep purple with a bit of dusky reddish tone.
This picture may help explain what is happening. Heaven knows it took me awhile to catch on…
A closeup look at the pattern shows the detail of the basketweave and the I-Cord bind-off. If you do a Mobius work, since you are knitting something that flows in two directions but is to look like one piece of fabric, it is in your best interest to select a reversable, simple-plan stitch pattern. In other words, STAY AWAY FROM CABLES. Oh, and be careful with lace.
And here I am modeling the finished product. Yes, I need to have my glasses straightened. Also, today is a chemo day, so that is why I look like watered-down paint.
*I always thought that a “snood” was the net head-covering women of the mid-nineteenth century put over their buns and modern women crochet to go over the backs of their hairdos for things like renfaires. But I’m told by many knitting magazines and books that we are now calling these scarf/hat combos “snoods” as well. Probably because “snood” sounds (slightly) better than “babushka”, which is what I think these things look more like. Oh well. I never was much of a fashion person.