Hold on to your needles, folks!
I have begun systematically reworking all my earliest pre-tech editor patterns to make sure my Ravelry catalog is absolutely perfect, knitter-friendly, and as clearly written as possible. After months of work, the Twist Cowl pattern has been updated on Ravelry!
I first published the Twist Cowl almost two years ago, and it has been a solid pattern. I’m particularly proud of this design. I worked hard on it, it’s been places with me (on so many levels!), and, most importantly, it’s a gorgeous, timeless knit. Unlike other early patterns I have revisited, I didn’t encounter any mistakes but still did some tweaking. I tightened up the gauge, added a small number of cast on stitches to rebalance the finished width, and increased the recommended length.
…The whopper update is the new two-side option. The pattern now includes instructions for knitting a double sided Twist Cowl! This means no wrong side (which I REALLY love). Extra warmth.
The pattern is very wearable and knit-able either way.
The Twist Cowl is knit back and forth, similar to a standard scarf, before grafting to join with the kitchener stitch (search YouTube if that’s a new technique for you, but I KNOW you can do it!). The two-sided option is worked in the round.
I’ve also made a quick video tutorial showing how to work the main twist stitch, available here, in addition to the video overview embedded in the top of this post.
Like the original, the updated Twist Cowl pattern is knit in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (Rose colorway). The one-side option requires about one skein. Dig out two skeins for the double sided option. Substitutions with fingering and sock weight yarns should work up just fine. If you’ve already purchased this pattern, you should have received an auto-alert from Ravelry with a link to the downloaded pattern at no additional cost. If you haven’t already purchased this pattern, well, what are you waiting for?!?!? (Subscribers, check your inbox for a Super Special discount code!).
The updated Twist Cowl pattern is available on Ravelry for $5 USD here. Enjoy and thank you!
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