In my recent sewing Realm clean up, I came across this piece of weaving – love the fall colors! Immediately I decided it needed to be a scarf, but with a twist. Literally.
This is an infinity scarf. Also know as a Mobius wrap. What’s a Mobius? Let’s consult Wiki shall we?
The Möbius strip or Möbius band (UK // or US //; German: [ˈmøːbi̯ʊs]), also Mobius or Moebius, is a surface with only one side and only one boundary component. The Möbius strip has the mathematical property of being non-orientable. It can be realized as a ruled surface. It was discovered independently by the German mathematicians August Ferdinand Möbius and Johann Benedict Listing in 1858.
A model can easily be created by taking a paper strip and giving it a half-twist, and then joining the ends of the strip together to form a loop.
Forget paper, knits and soft fabrics work fantastic for this. No ends to fuss with. You can make it wider and it can be a shoulder wrap. The little fold-y part works well at the center front and helps the wrap stay on your shoulders.
Here is an up close of how I put it together. I used a gold organza ribbon that had some edging detail. With a wide zig zag, I laid one piece of fabric over it and sewed. Then I did the same thing on the other side of the ribbon with the other fabric edge. In the picture, the right half is one side of the finished piece, and the left side is folded up so you can see it looks the same on the front and back.
Now that it’s October, we just need some cool weather here in middle Tennessee…