Twist Before Joining by Susan Gressman

Twist Before Joining

February 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in 10 stitch pattern
US 9 - 5.5 mm
255 - 265 yards (233 - 242 m)
Small version: circumference: 30”(76 cm) flattened width: 4” (10 cm) Long version: circumference: 80” (203 cm) flattened width: 3.75” (9 cm)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

How often have you seen those dreaded words: “being careful not to twist stitches before joining” as you begin an infinity scarf or cowl?

What tricks or tips do you use to help in that process?

How many times have you have to frog and start over on a project like that?

I have come up with the perfect solution!!! Go ahead and twist those stitches as much as you want and enjoy the rope effect it creates in your finished project!!

This design was inspired by a scarf I found in a high end department store for waaayyyy too much money! I loved the “rope” look of the scarf but not so much the price tag. As with most knitted items I find in stores, my first thought was: “I bet I could figure out how to make this myself!” After several false starts, this is what I finally ended up with.

All you need to complete both infinity scarves is a circular needle, some pretty yarn, and lots of markers help but are not necessary if you are good at reading your knitting.

This scarf comes in 2 sizes. One skein made both with about 17”(40 cm) left over.

It uses a 10 stitch reversible texture pattern which can easily be adapted for any yarn, any length and any width. Complete instructions are included with the pattern.

Because of it’s simplicity, I have skipped the testing phase and am offering this as a free pattern. If you find any errors, please let me know!

If you enjoy making this design, please consider visiting my pattern store and browse through my other designs.