A Twisted Tale
My latest adventures in knitting have been nothing short of wild. Read a brief twisted tale of a new technique (to me). And maybe challenge yourself.
Beginning A Twisted Tale
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The Twisted Tale
Inspiration is the beginning of most of my knitting adventures. This one is no different. And if you combine beauty with a challenge, I will almost certainly be inspired.
Those two elements (beauty and a challenge) converged recently and I’ve acted on the resulting inspiration.
In this case, the challenge came first. Knitting with the guys on the daily zoom meet-up, someone started a new project. It was a moebius cowl design that called for Cat Bordhi’s Moebius Cast-On (MCO). He was reading through the pattern and surmising that the special cast-on was just a way to put a twist into round. Someone familiar with the technique said it wasn’t. It was more than that. “Hmmmm…I may need to check into this,” I thought. But I wasn’t yet fully inspired.
Then someone in the Zoom meet-up showed me this design.
It’s the Spiral Euphoria Cowl by Lavish Craft. NOW I was intrigued.
I had to learn the Cat Bordhi Moebius Cast-On…and I had to try knitting this beautiful cowl. And I am thrilled with both.
The moebius cast-on and knitting technique is brilliant. I can’t imagine how Cat figured this one out. It kind of hurts my brain to understand it. So, I can’t imagine what it would do to a brain to come up with this technique.
And Lavish Craft has used it in a very clever and beautiful way. If you have a very long circular cable needle and you’re at all intrigued, I highly recommend you try this out. Very satisfying.
When inspiration strikes, I have little power to do anything but start a new project.
If you look closely at the needles, you can follow them around. And just like a moebius strip, a full circuit around from tip to tip will have you knitting both the top and the bottom of the cowl. INGENIOUS!