Sunday, December 29, 2013

Everything Old Becomes New Again: Infinity Scarf, aka E. Z.'s Moebius Ring

Recently, my daughter asked me to knit her an "infinity scarf." I was delighted since she rarely wants hand knits from me, but I wasn't sure what she meant. I asked her to show it to me, and when she brought up an image on her computer, I recognized it instantly as Elizabeth Zimmerman's Moebius Ring from her beloved book Knitting Around. This book has been a favorite of mine for a long time, and I have often admired the Moebius Ring. I was thrilled that she wanted one. Since she wanted black garter stitch, and I had some black Berrocco Ultra Alpaca left over from another FO, I casted on immediately. Here it is:


I enjoyed knitting mindless garter stitch more than I imagined I would. It made for a great carry-around project. I also invested in some Addi Turbos for the first time; boy did those needles fly! I loved that. I still like my Clover Bamboo needles for some projects and my Lantern Moon Ebony dpns for larger gauge socks, but the Addi Turbos sure have their place in my heart now, too.

I wanted to especially thank the Techknitter from the Techknitting blog. for saving me when it came to this project since I forgot to begin my garter-stitch rows with a slip stitch even though I have known to do that for years. Somehow it slipped my mind, making the edge look very uneven. However, when reading the Techknitter's blog, I saw a post about adding a crochet slip-stitch edging to garter stitch, so I did so on this scarf. It worked like a charm and was a fun way to end the project since I enjoy crochet so much. I highly recommend it: Here is a photo of how the edge looks:





The technique of adding a slip-stitch crochet edge is very simple, especially if you know how to crochet. I found it to be a pleasant was to end my work on this project.


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