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Bertha's Mad, Mysterious Mobius

What Would Madame Defarge Knit?
Knitting
February 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches in flame chevron pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
430 - 440 yards (393 - 402 m)
12"/30.5cm tall x 35"/89cm circumference
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Part of the mystery of Möbius construction is that it is
neither bottom–up nor top–down, but more like “cast–on–
out.” The cowl begins with an orderly central “spine” of a
cast–on from which emanate the sensual flames which later
dissolve into an almost completely open fabric with little
weight. Wear it wide over your shoulders, hanging straight
down in a big “U,” up over your head as a hood, doubled
around your neck, or in some other way I haven’t thought
of. You may not be mad, but when you tell admirers that
you knit it, everyone will think you have “mad skills.”

Materials:

Malabrigo Yarns Sock 100% merino wool; 440 yards/110
grams per skein; 19 WPI
, 1 skein Ravelry Red
US 6 4mm circular needle, 47in 120cm long
Stitch marker

As shown, used all but a couple of yards of a single skein of Malabrigo Sock.