Checkers by Katya Frankel

Checkers

Knitting
November 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Checkered stitch pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
160 yards (146 m)
Finished circumference 18 (20) in / 46 (51) cm, finished height 9 in / 23 cm at the widest point.
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A moebius strip is a ribbon with half a twist added to it and ends connected into a loop in such a way that the resulting band has only one continuous surface and one edge.
This property of a moebius strip lends itself beautifully to knitting in the round.

Basic instructions on moebius cast on are included.

  • Advanced difficulty – Advanced – Knitting, purling, working in the round, Möbius cast-on
  • Finished circumference 18 (20) in / 46 (51) cm, finished height 9 in / 23 cm at the widest point. Shown in size 20 in.
  • MATERIALS AND NOTIONS 1 skein of Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; /160yds/146m per 100g skein); #7507 Moonlight. US #7 (4.5mm) 20-inch and 40-inch long circular needles. Adjust needle size as needed to obtain correct gauge. Stitch markers; crochet hook; yarn needle.
  • GAUGE 17 sts and 26 rnds = 4 in / 10cm in 5×5 checkered stitch pattern.