Mhira Moebius by Luise O'Neill

Mhira Moebius

by Luise O'Neill
February 2011
Fingering (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.

Moebius knitting is a wondrously fascinating endeavour – you knit around and around to 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…

The lace pattern is offset after the first repeat to create a more interesting line. If you wish the eyelets to form a continuous V, instructions are included on how to do this.

Bonus Instructional Materials
A 2-page photo tutorial is included for the Moebius cast on as well as a link to Cat Bordhi’s video tutorial.

Instructions for a stretchy bind off are included as well.

Width: 6” / 15 cm
Circumference: 32” / 81.5 cm

Width: 8” / 20.5 cm
Circumference: 40” / 102 cm

Options are included for 3 longer sizes (50” / 127cm, 60” / 153cm and 70” / 178cm (blocked measurements) as well as directions on how to add width and how to calculate additional yarn requirements.

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.

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

Stitch marker; yarn needle.

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

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

May 13, 2014: This pattern has been migrated to our Impeccable Knits label and published as v1.1.

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