Spinal Twist by Rebecca Marsh

Spinal Twist

Knitting
December 2018
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 20.5 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 9 - 5.5 mm
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
One size
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This pattern is available for free.

The Spinal Twist cowl celebrates the vertebrae and the twisting pose that brings unity and vigor to the body. It is deep and warm, a double layer of knitting buffering the wearer’s spine from the cold winds of deep fall and winter. It layers twist upon twist, twisted fiber transformed into vertebrae spiraling around the spine, encircling it with the warmth and protection.

The cowl uses a two colour rib stitch set in a bias to create the twisted striping.

The cowl starts with a provisional cast on and half the stockinette lining is worked before the Vertabrae stitch pattern begins to twist around the cowl. The second half of the lining is then worked, the two ends of which are joined on the inside using Kitchener stitch.

The sample shown was made with handspun yarn and the pattern contains spinning information for those wanting to make the yarn themselves.

Danish translation available here. https://strikkeglad.dk/18642/halsvarmer-paa-skraa/