Mobius Scarf Pattern
Does anyone have a source for a Mobius scarf pattern similar to the one in a recent Threads issue? I am looking for one with no copyright or one that the author is willing to give permission so I can make & sell them. Any information is appreciated.
A Mobius strip is easy to design yourself, and it's best to do it that way if you don't want to run into copyright infringement.
As an example, just take a strip of paper 1 inch wide and 8 inches long. Butt the ends together so it makes a ring. Now flip one of the ends over and tape them together. There should be a twist in the ring. You know you have a Mobius strip if you can put a pencil on the paper and draw a line down the center of the strip and end exactly where you began without lifting the pencil from the paper. The Mobius strip only has one side.
Now, all you have to do is decide how wide you want your scarf to be, and how long, and if you want to line it, and you've come up with your own custom pattern. Will it be short and just drape around the head, like a hood, or around the shoulders like a shrug? Or, will it be long and drapey like a toga or shawl? The possibilities are endless. You could make it as a long tube with a twist where it joins and not iron it flat so that you have very drapey twist. That would be lovely in silks or rayons.
Edited 3/19/2008 10:26 am ET by BernaWeaves
Thanks for all the wonderful input. I was thinking of designing my own. I love the idea of a shrug like mobius. I am very aware of the copyright issues , that is the reason for looking for one that's not (some aren't). I found tons of knitted ones.
Thanks again. Susan
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