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11-148 Mhira Moebius

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Knitting
February 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
200 yards (183 m)
pre-blocking: 6" x 32” circumference / 15 cm x 81.5 cm; see notes
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Drochaid Mhira is the Gaelic name for Marion Bridge, a small village in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, made famous in Allister MacGillivray’s Song for the Mira. The beautiful blue tones in the yarn used for the sample reminded me of the myriad of blues present in the ocean and sky on a clear, sunny day.

Moebius knitting is a wondrously fascinating endeavour – you knit around and around but complete a beautiful loop scarf with a half twist in the construction. This half-twist provides the opportunity for some rather elegant fashion opportunities – scarf, shawl, cowl, double-wrap neck warmer…

Bonus Instructional Materials
A 3-page photo tutorial is included for the Moebius cast on as well as a link to Cat Bordhi’s video tutorial. These pages are at the end of the pattern giving you the option of not printing them.

Instructions for a stretchy bind off are included as well.

Size
(pre-blocking)
Width: 6” / 15 cm
Circumference: 32” / 81.5 cm

(blocked)
Width: 8” / 20.5 cm
Circumference: 40” / 102 cm

Options are included for 3 longer sizes as well as directions on how to add width and how to calculate additional yarn requirements.

Yarn
200 yds / 183 m fingering /sock weight yarn; sample used Knit Picks Stroll Tonal Hand Painted Fingering (462 yds / 422 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g skein; 75% superwash merino wool, 25% nylon) in Blue Yonder.

Needles
5 mm /US 8 circular 48”/122cm
Adjust needle size as required to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions
Stitch marker; yarn needle.

Method
Moebius knit in the round from the centre out; stitch patterns are both charted and written out.

Skills
Knit, purl, double decrease (sk2p), knit into front and back of same stitch, Moebius cast-on (photo tutorial included), yarn over.