I am 3/4ths of the way through my first plain knit stitch moebius and I must admit I am completely and totally smitten. I’ve been knitting for years and can’t believe I waited so long to give it a try. It’s much easier than it looks as long as hyou DON’T DRINK A BOTTLE OF WINE before trying your first moebius cast on. I started my alcohol free moebius noon yesterday, went to bed at 10:00, got up at 10:30 and continued until I couldn’t stay awake at 2:30. Yes, I may have finally officially lost my mind. It totally figures knitting would do it and not my kids.
I’ve ordered Cat’s Bordhi’s two moebius books, but they aren’t here yet and since she doesn’t have a forum on her own site I have a couple of questions I’m hoping someone here can answer.
- Do you count the slip knot as a stitch or just the legs of the moebius cast on? You do knit it so I kinda figure you would, but I can’t find anywhere that confirms this little piece of would be logic.
Also, DO follow her instruction in the youtube video to pull the cast on string over after the first round to expose the stitch the slipknot is hiding. I’m sure it’s simple enough to fix after you cast off, but seeing the little gape every time I pass it in my round is driving me batty. That and the stupid hole I somehow made in waaay back at the beginning. It’s much too late to entirely start over and I’m terrified to do any un-knitting so I will very carefully sew the gap after casting off.
- Can you begin your pattern with the cast on row itself or is it necessary to knit a row first?
I know, I know I could just jump in and try both and see how it works, but I have ordered the books I’m just impatient for the answers to these two questions swirling around my brain as I knit.
I think it will be simple enough to do any sort of faggoted moebius, but what I really want to do is a brioche moebius. I finally, finally, finally mastered the brioche stitch and am unsure if it’s suited to a moebious. I’ll try it eventually, but better to walk before running eh?
Also, I find it incredibly disgusting that some people charge for their moebius patterns. Are they sharing their profits with Cat? I doubt it.