Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Metamorph... the "other moebius"

To download Metamorph, please visit the Ravelry pattern page.

Anyone who reads this blog knows my affinity for the moebius form.  I'm particularly fascinated with how it takes multiple forms as you cut it apart and put it back together...

"Is there a topologist in the house?" October 2009 


So, take a look at the cowl below. It looks like it's the same form as the one on the above right... or is it?  

What will happen when you unbutton the buttons?  You just might be surprised...

Unlike the moebius above, the basic form of this cowl comes apart into just a simple tube. 

Don't believe me?  Watch this video on YouTube to see the live-action version. 

I have a new pattern on Ravelry exploring this topic, which you can download here.




  1. Beautiful pattern and I love the video - you are too cute! :)

  2. Very cool. I just wish you posted more! As a former math major, I'm sure there is some elegant, interesting mathematical explanation....but mostly I'm just fascinated. Knittiness for the win!

  3. beffuh: wait for it... there's more to come on this topic, stay tuned! :)

  4. I'm very glad to see you are pursuing the moebius! I came across the double-layered 720-degree version a couple years ago and have thought about it for knitting, but haven't played with it beyond paper models. I was having a hard time envisioning a need for that many layers of fabric all at once.

  5. Love this pattern -- especially in the two-color brioche form. And your videos are always a huge help.

    Can't wait to see what comes next!

  6. Dragonfly Fibers!! :)


  7. Sure James, I appreciate your asking me! Please feel free to post a link on my behalf to your community. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share with your mmembers!

  8. Oh man! The video was wonderful. I can SEE it now!
    Thanks, Jeny!