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Let's Twist (the Barbara Walker way)

Knitting
October 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
US 8 - 5.0 mm
219 - 437 yards (200 - 400 m)
ajustable - sizing table for 3 sizes, 3 weights
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This all started when TheaMidnight posted a pic of a blanket she’s finishing as part of the September Clean Sweep in the stitchnerds group. I absolutely loved the stitch.

So I started searching my Barbara Walker Treasuries and found it - Wickerwork - and realised that the reason I had never noticed it before was because it’s in the Twist-Stitch section - which I normally just skip because even just the idea of twisting lots of stitches makes my hands hurt.

Then I vaguely remembered skimming over something about working the stitches in a different way - so I got out my needles and had a go - it’s brilliant - very quick and easy on the hands.

Plus, the stitch pattern is a 12-row repeat and you only twist on 4/12.

Many of my yarns were too busy to really show off the stitch, but when the denim yarn arrived in the post - I knew I just had to make it.

Yarn choice: solids or semi-solid really show of the stitch - which looks intricate, but is really easy to do - the BW way !

Once the cowl is finished you can wear it either way up. The other way you get lots of Eiffel towers. ;)

Clarification: Round 9 says to repeat to the last stitch - this includes the last stitch, you may prefer to think of it as repeating up to the marker…

Many thanks to the testers:

paulap
wireknitter
heleenk
skyhooked
amymaew
unitwo
stash
tinktank
terigvdl
eharris11