Cowl with a Twist by Jocelyn Seal

Cowl with a Twist

May 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
440 yards (402 m)
One Size
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I often follow the blog by Arne and Carlos, the Norwegian superstar knitters and designers. In January of this year they featured an interesting how-to video of a traditional Norwegian-style hat with the X and O pattern using purl stitch, which is the inspiration behind this design. It never occurred to me that I could knit the background color with knit stitches and the motif with purl stitches! This combination of stitches in stranded-color knitting creates an interesting texture on the fabric, a “twist” to standard stranded-color knitting.

There is a matching pair of mitts (Mitts with a Twist) which use the same stitch pattern but are worked in a lighter weight yarn in the same color.