Duplex by Laura Nelkin


August 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
US 5 - 3.75 mm
450 - 900 yards (411 - 823 m)
About 9" (23 cm) wide, and 34 (45)" (86.5 [114.5] cm) long, after blocking and before joining ends. Cowl shown measures 34" (86.5 cm).
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Errata available: see below

To produce a geometric shape that she calls a “fauxbius,” Laura Nelkin started with a provisional cast-on, worked a series of short-row blocks to create a rectangle, put a half twist in the piece, then grafted the ends together to form a moebius strip. By working the short-row blocks in a combination of stockinette and garter stitch punctuated with eyelets, there is no “right” or “wrong” side. Laura finished the piece with a narrow eyelet band and used an elastic decrease bind-off to prevent the edge from drawing in.

Errata: Stockinette Stitch Block
Row 49: (RS; eyelet row) Sl 1 pwise wyb, k1, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1.