This baby has been a long time coming. Persistence pays off. After my last attempt came out close-but-not-quite, I tried again. I hope I don’t jinx myself when I say: it’s perfect!!!
I love my Twist Shawl pattern. It has a fond place for me. It was my first pattern that really had any momentum of it’s own, but I wanted to go back in, adjust the shape into a clean crescent, and send it through a tech edit.
If you have already purchased this pattern, you should have received a little note from Ravelry letting you know the pattern has been updated with a link to the new version a couple weeks back.
If you haven’t yet purchased this pattern…well, what are you waiting for?!?!
I love this shawl because it has so much texture but it is so EASY. I even made a handy little Twist Stitch YouTube tutorial to show you the main technique.
I know I’ve said it before, but you can do this!The updated version is knit in Long Dog Yarns Luxe Fingering (Grapefruit colorway). This indie dyer was recommended to me by a reader at the beginning of the year when I launched my Year of the Indie Dyer focus for the year. Brandy is a remarkable dyer, and I have enjoyed keeping up with her on Instagram as well. Do visit her shop!
I have also knit this shawl in The Fibre Company Cumbria (fingering), Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (fingering), and Madelinetosh Vintage (worsted). Substituting with pretty much any yarn weight will work just fine. Simply adjust your needle size and knit until you like the size of your shawl. The pattern starts at the top, which makes yarn weight substitutions particularly viable.
I have a pretty good hunch that you have a couple of skeins in your stash that will work just fine with this, not that I have anything against buying MORE yarn.
The updated shawl is a perfect crescent shape. Edges are finished as you knit with a simple yet polished slip stitch edge. The pattern is predominantly stockinette with intermittent rows of “twisting.” Hello Knitflix. You can find this pattern on Ravelry here for $6.00 USD. Subscribers, please check your inboxes for your special discount code. The updated pattern has been proofed by a tech editor. As with all my patterns, measurements are provided in English and metric units.
The prior version of this pattern was also available in several translations. I have not been able to update the translations and have thus removed them for the time being. (If you happen to speak other languages and are interested in working out a trade to translate this or other patterns, please be in touch.)
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P.S. A very special thanks to my dear and talented friend Anna. If you have a bare wall that needs fine art, check out her site here.