How to Knitting a Moebius or Mobius Cast-On with Circular Needles Tutorial - Part 1 - Move in a Figure 8 and Circle Motion

How to Knitting a Moebius or Mobius Cast-On with Circular Needles Tutorial - Part 1 - Move in a Figure 8 and Circle Motion

 "Over the yarn, under the yarn, under the cord, 1/2 over the yarn, under the yarn, over the cord, under the cord, over the yarn, under the cord, back in the center. And this is how it looks so far."

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Cat Bordhi's Moebius Mobius Cast On Technique Part 1


I'm going to make a moebius or mobius cast on. I'm going to position my size 32 long knitting needles. The 29 inch long needles are the standard. This measures is a little longer. In case you wonder how is this? it the measurement of the plastic part alone. It is the part between the metal needles. The points of the 2 needles are a size 13(9mm) circular needle. I position my needles.

 

Now if you want the work to result left-over-right, position your needles left-over-right. Whereas, if you want the work to result right-over-left, position the needles right-over-left. I like to place the needles left-over-right. Because whenever I knit a hat, the brim will lie on the right side of the face. That's how I like it.

 


I already have the yarn and a loose knot. This is acrylic worsted weight yarn. Notice there are 2 strands of yarn you will work with here. If you're on a budget or like me, I like to buy an inexpensive yarn which costs about $4 a skein. (You can buy at Hobby Lobby or Walmart or your local craft store. You can buy I Love this Yarn available at Hobby Lobby. It is the yarn I like to use. There are many color choices.)

 

Cat Bordhi's Moebius Mobius Cast On Technique Part 1

And for this particular knot, I'm going to slide it. It's going to stay on the cable and make sure it's left-over-right. Hang on to that tail. I'd like to have it in my right hand and notice the knot is still on the cable cord.

 

Now you're going to hold your needle in your right hand. Notice how I have the yarn in my left finger and the cord and my thumb on the bottom. and the way I came up with a count it'll be easy for you to remember figure eight than Circle. So I'm going to start my needle in the center.

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Yarn over the cord, under the cord, and then circle over the yarn under the cord back in the middle. That will count as one cast-on. Notice how the stitches zig zag. And here's the knot.

 

And that's how it'll look. Notice the yarn is facing in one direction. The yarn that's around the cord is facing the opposite direction. I meant the yarn on the needle, but it'll go down the cord. So we're going to do this again. Over the yarn, under the yarn, over the cord, under the cord. over the yarn, under the cord, and back in the center.

 

Over the yarn, under the yarn, under the cord, 1/2 over the yarn, under the yarn, over the cord, under the cord, over the yarn, under the cord, back in the center.

 

So I'm going to do this faster.

 

Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 23 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33...

 

And this is how it looks so far. And you want to slide. Here, I'll show you with the needle. And Don't be afraid if it looks like this. I'll show you in a minute how you knit into the work?

 

Okay. Now what we're going to do next is make sure.

 

The string the open Stitch. We're going to place it under the left needle now notice. You're not that is what you started out with and that's what you'll knit into first.

 

Yeah. Move your tail out the way all this slide it. Now

 

Make sure the zigzags don't get all tangled up to each other.

 

Okay, the first needle and another tip knit in the back. I like to knit in the back. I like Annie Modesitt's technique of combination knitting and Cat Borhi's moebius or mobius cast-on. I give these two credit for their original techniques.


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