My Spotted Gum Mobius

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a safe and yarn-filled new year’s eve 🙂 As we roll into another year I thought I’d start by showing you another UFO that I completed late last year!!! That’s my 4th one! This Mobius really frustrated me to start with. I cast on with excitement as I usually do with a new project and after about two or three pattern repeats I was finding it hard to concentrate on the pattern so I put it aside.

03 Autumn Mobius 01

Once I published my story about all my UFOs one of my readers really gave me some incentive to complete my projects rather than just buy yarn and never finish knitting a project. Thanks Colin! So I picked up this project again and ironically I found the pattern to be a lot easier….perhaps I was in the right frame of mind.

Spotted Gum Mobius 01

It can be worn long or wrapped around your neck.

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It’s hard to tell the right and wrong side of this pattern as they both look good!

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The pattern I used is the Autumn Fern Mobius. It actually came in a kit form from Yay for Yarn and I purchased it last year. Unfortunately the pattern arrived safely via email however the original yarn was lost in the mail so I had to select a substitute yarn which I didn’t actually use for this Mobius.

Spotted Gum Mobius 08

The yarn I used is Dyed By Hand Yarn’s Tough Stocking which is a 4ply / fingering 75% merino / 15% nylon yarn. The colourway is Spotted Gum and this yarn was part of the 2013 Sock Yarn Club. Each skein of yarn was dyed in a colour inspired by something Australian. The colours were exclusive to yarn club members for 12 months and custom dyeing of these colours on any yarn base could be ordered by yarn club members for the duration of the club. Here’s the link to my story that shows all the colourways for the 2013 yarns.

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The colours have now been released to everyone and the 2014 Sock Yarn Club is now open. I think I’ll have to subscribe again. Here’s the link if you’re interested. BTW I have no financial or other affiliation with Dyed By Hand Yarns; I simply believe in promoting great Aussie artisan yarn dyers wherever I can as I believe they produce stunning yarns in stunning colours.

As you can see, the yarn colours surely do depict the colours of the Spotted Gum don’t they?

Dyed By Hand Yarn Spotted Gum-tile

Very pleased with the result…

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I used a provisional cast on and then twisted one end of the cowl before using Kitchener stitch to graft both ends together to form the Mobius effect.

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I’ve been busily crocheting market bags as I’ve found a pattern than I can understand. Have just finished my 9th one!!!

Until next time…

Melanie

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