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Friday, September 3, 2010

Free Pattern: Pentafold Felted Moebius Bowl

Learn to knit a moebius! Here is the pattern for the original Pentafold Felted Moebius - a five-twist rimmed bowl. Go wild with color combinations! You’ll need at least a 47-inch long circular needle. This PDF includes video tutorials for the special moebius cast-on and how to make five twists in your moebius.

Yarn: 1 skein (~200 yards) each of worsted-weight or bulky-weight wool. If using worsted weight, hold 2 strands together without.
Needles: 47-inch-long circular needle, US size 15 


  1. Having a hard time figuring out how to download the moebius bowl pattern. Would love to knit it.

  2. Hi Mar,
    Thanks for asking about the moebius pattern! Just enter your name and email address in the box above, and you will receive an email with a link to the download area, with a login ID and password to use. If you don't find anything in your inbox after submitting your information, check your spam folder in case the email has gone there.

    I hope this helps!

  3. Just registered, but cannot access the download, since I was already registered.
    Looks like a beautiful project I would like to do..thanks.

  4. If you are already registered, just access the download area here: and enter the login and password you received in your welcome email. Using this information, you can access all the free patterns at any time.

    Let me know if this helps! (If you can't find the login information, email me and I'll tell it to you -

  5. Hi--just discovered your site via Ravelry and I am (gulp) going to attempt this beautiful bowl. Now that I've glimpsed it, the one I'm working on looks oh so primitive. So....I've watched the Moebius CO video and am heading out to my knitting store for my 47" circular needle.

    Wish me luck!

    And Thank You!!


  6. Hi Catherine,
    Good luck!! I know you can do this. If you have any questions, please comment here or start a thread in the KNITFreedom group on Ravelry ( so everyone can learn from the answers.

    I'm so glad you stopped by - happy knitting!

  7. Hi Liat,

    I am having a lot of trouble with my moebius. I understand the CO and have now made 2 small bowls to the stage of the applied I-cord. So now I am looking at what looks like 2 twisted headbands. The first headband, I don't think I had 5 cable crosses, so I made another one. Now this 2nd one looks like I could have 4 "petals", but no matter how I twist this headband-ring, I can't get 5 petals. So:

    1. Maybe I didn't have 5 cable crosses in the first place?
    2. Should it be easy to just plop the moebius down and clearly see the 5 petals?
    3. I thought the small bowl would be easier to make, but now thinking that with the large bowl it might be easier to see the petals.

    I have watched the Cat B. CO video many times, so I do get that. I also watched your pentafold video many times. I am guessing that I didn't have the 5 twists in the cable.

    I can tell that this will be fun once I get the hang of it! I will go back and re-watch your pentafold video again.

    If you have any comments or suggestions, I'd appreciate it.

  8. Hi Catheroo,

    This happened to me once, too. I made a moebius and thought I didn't have the five twists. I couldn't believe it! I was sure I had done it right.

    What I did was to use a safety pin to mark and sort of hold each twist, around the outside edge. Every time the border crossed itself, I put a safety pin. After doing this I was able to find the five twists after all.

    Sometimes two twists look like one. Just keep messing with it. You can even get it wet, as everything will lay perfectly still and flat if it is wet.

    You can also start a thread in the Ravelry group ( and post a picture, so I can see what's going on.

    I hope this helps!