Wednesday, August 08, 2007

We're Halfway There

I must say that working with this nearly 50-50 blend of Great Adirondack Yarn Company silk and bamboo has been heavenly and really tough to put down. So tough in fact that I have completely abandoned all other WIPs to knit, purl and yarnover my way through this interestingly constructed wrap in record time. Since I'm just about to join the second skein to complete the last half of my half-twist Möbius Lace Wrap, I thought I'd share my status as of one week in:

Möbius Lace Wrap
Here it sits: 430 stitches per row, 8,600 stitches thus far, coiled around a 47-inch size 6 US Addi lace needle. You see that I've pointed out the cast on tail? That's because Möbius knits are constructed from the center out towards the ends simultaneously. Unless you do it (or you're very visually oriented) it is hard to imagine. It's also mind-boggling to think that, conceptually, you're knitting in two directions at once, though given the nature of Möbius, there really is only one side.

Who's afraid of a mixing up a little math with their knits? Not I.

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Blogger AmyArtisan said...

Wow! So lovely! We definitely should meet up some time so you can teach me. :)

8/08/2007 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous chris said...

That is just gorgeous! The colors are just beautiful.

8/08/2007 03:46:00 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

That's really beautiful. I can see why you're having such a hard time putting it down.

8/08/2007 04:50:00 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

Wow, that is beauteous! Keep up the good work.

8/08/2007 07:31:00 PM  
Blogger WandaWoman said...

Holy smokes woman, that wrap is beautiful. The colors are amazing.

8/08/2007 09:07:00 PM  
Anonymous KarenJoSeattle said...

That yarn works beautifully for a mobius, as does the stitch pattern. Enjoy the second half and then the wearing.

8/08/2007 10:41:00 PM  
Blogger bellamoden said...

Crazy gorgeous! That's way beyond my original estimation of the pattern in the book....

8/08/2007 10:55:00 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

That yarn is stunning!

8/09/2007 03:12:00 AM  
Blogger lv2knit said...


8/09/2007 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous lynette said...

it's amazing. i love the progress so far. i'm sure you want to swim in the colors.

8/09/2007 10:09:00 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Does it bother you that one side of the divide is so obviously knit while the other is purl? Or does it not show up so much with the laciness and color changes? It's looking really nice, the silk shine is outstanding :)

8/09/2007 11:21:00 AM  
Blogger KnitNana said...

Absolutely stunning!!!
No, Not afraid to mix in some math at all...
Have you become a fly on the wall of my closed knitting yahoo group? lolol

8/09/2007 11:45:00 AM  
Blogger La Cabeza Grande said...

Thanks for the compliments, though they really belong to the yummy yarn!

Leslie: the next half will reverse the direction, making purls and knits evenly matched on either side. Good question!

8/09/2007 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Marisol said...

Beautiful! You have such a good eye for color and matching up yarn to patterns:)

8/09/2007 01:54:00 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

That yarn is really something else, not to mention the great job you are doing. That is really going to be beautiful But then again, everything you knit is first rate. Be well, and happy knitting.

8/09/2007 05:44:00 PM  
Blogger Susan Pandorf said...

Let's see...

Nice socks
Nice shawl
Nice picots
Nice moebius

I think that about covers it. Wait! Just one more...

Nice friend

Really nice friend

Blessings (and don't bring that moebius anywhere near me or I might snatch it from your hot litle hands!)

8/09/2007 06:49:00 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

I commend you!
Math with knitting has never been my gift!
Beautiful so far, I can't wait to see it complete!

8/10/2007 10:17:00 AM  
Blogger Elisabeth said...

The yarn is gorgeous. I can believe that it is a pleasure to knit with it.
Can't wait to see the finished wrap.

8/10/2007 11:18:00 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

That wrap is so pretty. That color is just gorgeous. I have been wanting to knit one for some time but have been a little scared.

Have a great weekend!

8/10/2007 02:45:00 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Gorgeous! And you are making quick work of it!

8/10/2007 03:32:00 PM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

You had to bring the math into it. I wa so busy admiring the beautiful colorations in the pattern and then the m-word entered the picture. I was an English major (an anti-math major). Math changes make me nervous because I am so afraid I'll make a mistake. The worst that could happen? I have to frog it and start again. Like I am not used to that!

8/10/2007 09:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Knit Mongrel said...

Thanks for the Rowan offer, m'love - sadly, he's set on the Revel. :) Good to be home!!

8/13/2007 04:59:00 PM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

I am looking at this with sheer confusion! It must take a lot of consentration!
It really is beautiful!

8/14/2007 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Clasca said...

The Mobius is really still a mystery to me, looks beautifel. I Love the colour!

8/16/2007 01:29:00 PM  

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