Möbius Twist Tutorial

If you consult Google about what a möbius twiststrip is, you’ll get several definitions.
“A möbius strip is a one-sided surface that can be constructed by affixing the ends of a rectangular strip after first having given one of the ends a one-half twist. This space exhibits interesting properties, such as having only one side and remaining in one piece when split down the middle.” -Brittanica

“A one-edged geometric surface with only one continuous side, formed as by giving a 180° twist to a long, narrow rectangle and then connecting the two ends together.”- dictionary

A möbius strip is formed by attaching the ends of a strip together with a half-twist. It creates “a surface where one cannot consistently distinguish clockwise from counterclockwise turns”.

the details

I am far from a mathematician, so giving the professional definitions is about as in-depth on the technicalities of it I can go. But don’t worry, this photo tutorial I’ve created is going to very quickly show you how it’s done and keep the math out of it.

The takeaway is that a möbius twist is a fun bit of mathematics that creates a lovely shoulder wrap and would also make a great ear warmer. 

the tricky bits

It’s the “half-twist” that threw me for the longest time.
I simply wasn’t understanding what was meant by the term. I mean, a twist is a twist, right?

So I learned that, well– nope. 
There is a half twist and there is a whole twist.

the best part

Once you learn this handy little maneuver, you’ll forever have it as an option for added creativity.

Due to the nature of crochet, you can choose to either create a rectangle and seam│sew the edges to create your loop or you can stitch your project in a möbius after joining your foundation row. The Reyelle Wrap is made in this way.

tutorial

MöBIUS TWIST

A stitchtorial, by Rebecca Velasquez

Place strip on a flat surface, making certain there are no twists.

Fold strip in half by bringing the two short ends of the strip to meet in the center. Corner A meeting B, corner C meeting D.

Pick up the end on the left and half-twist it (flip it over) so that the corner A is now at the bottom, meeting D and corner C meets B.

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Get stitchin!

Are you ready to take your new skill out for a spin?

Here is a free pattern to get you going. 

Rebecca is wearing a blue mobius style shoulder wrap.

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