It'a not a snarky remark. If you have a cowl and want to call it a smoke ring or an endless scarf, or a number of other names, that's fine. They all work.jvallas said:This is a genuine question, not a snarky remark. I never understand when people say it's not a moebius to knit flat and twist and seam it together. If you make a moebius strip from paper, that's exactly what you do. Why not in knitting?
But a mobius is a mathematical construct. It doesn't have a lot of different names, and it's description is mathematically precise. It has one surface, and one edge.
I think what people mean when they erroneously say that is that you can't cast on in the round and twist it and produce a mobius. The reason is that when you do that, it introduces a full twist (360 degrees) rather than the half-twist (180 degrees) that is needed for a mobius. But people who don't understand the construction misunderstood them because they didn't fully qualify what they were saying.
But, if you knit lengthwise, as if you were making a scarf, and then join the ends with a half twist, that's a mobus. It fits the definition.