Grey Twist Cardi by Judith Brien
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Grey Twist Cardi

lace weight, lace weight held double, fingering weight
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
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Chinese translation is now available. Translated by ddkiki
Sample shown in size 34” with no ease.
Yarn quantities given in lace weight and lace weight held double.

Twist is a seamless, top down cardigan featuring asymmetric sleeve placement, short row drape at neckline and waist with a front button band that slopes to the right. (The original version and test knits feature a button band sloping to the left: see photos at the bottom of this page)

The pattern construction has been refined from the original prototype and features extra short rows at neck and short rows at waist. (My waist short rows were inspired by designer Boknits wonderful test knit)

Knitting AT THE SAME TIME instructions with up to 4 things happening at one time
Short row shaping - the pattern uses Japanese short rows but you can chose another method
Increasing / decreasing
Knitting flat and in the round
A basic understanding of top down construction

1. Lace weight version =
Approx yardage: 1400(1500,1600,1700,1800,1900)
Approx meterage: 1280(1371,1463,1554,1645,1737)
2. Lace weight held double version =
Approx yardage: 2950(3170,3390,3608,3827,4046)
Approx meterage: 2700(2900,3100,3300,3500,3700)

Wool: Lace weight, Lace weight held double, Light fingering,
Fingering weight


  1. Lace weight = 26sts & 36 rows in 10cm/4” washed
  2. Lace weight double = 26 sts & 35 rows in 10cm/4” washed

Stitch holders / waste yarn
Stitch markers
Darning needle

Circular need in size needed to obtain gauge
DPN’s in size needed to obtain gauge
Suggested needle size -
lace weight = 3mm (US 2.5)
4mm (US 6)
lace weight double = 3mm (US 2.5)
3.75mm (US 5)

Finished garment measures approx 79(86.4,94,101.6,109,117)cm 31(34,37,40,43,46)” at bust

Optimal fit = -1 to + 2” at bust