Place a slip knot on the 40" needle. Onto the left needle cast on 120 sts
using the backwards loop method (sometimes called the simple cast on or "e"
loop). Turn this cast on 180 degrees on the needle so the bottom of the
original cast on is now at the top. Pick up sts, from back to front, into
what was the bottom of each of the loops. This is easier to do if you push
the loops onto the cable part of the needle. Do not use the working yarn.
Just go into the loop from back to front and put it on the needle. The
right needle will be working to the left and the needles will become fused
together. (see illustration) The cable part of the needle will double around
itself. You will have a total of 240 sts now. Place a marker to indicate
beginning and end of rnd. The mobius is worked from the center outward.
Rnd 1: Turn the work around so the working yarn is coming from the right
needle. Knit until you come to the slip knot. Knit the slip knot. From here
on the sts will be twisted at the base. You must take each st off and turn
it around to the correct orientation (right leg of the stitch presenting
itself on the front of the needle) and then knit it. This cannot be
accomplished by knitting into the back of the st. Each one must be
untwisted manually. After this first rnd all the stitches will be in the
correct position to work them conventionally.