Twyst Shawlette by Orange Smoothie

Twyst Shawlette

August 2016
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
200 - 400 yards (183 - 366 m)
Adjustable to any size or to use up as much yarn as you'd like
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Twyst Shawlette is your go-to pattern for one skein (200 yards or more per 100g skein) of worsted/DK/sport/fingering weight yarn.

Perfect for handspun, variegated, “why-did-I-buy-only-one-skein-of-this?” and is easily adjustable ~ knit until you run out of yarn!

Bonus photo tutorial shows you how to read your knitting so you can knit it without having to refer to the pattern.

Goes fast (it’s only 200 yards)! And if you’re constantly interrupted or would like something to take on a trip without worrying about a pattern, Twyst Shawlette is for you!

Approximately 200 yds (182.88 m) of 100g skein minimum Worsted, DK, Sport or Fingering weight yarn

I was able to knit a lovely 57” x 15.5” shawlette from one skein of Malabrigo Caracol (pictured here in white with speckles). You’ll have to aggressively block this out to get a larger size.

Choose the needle size that gives you the best drape for your yarn choice. Recommend 32” 81.28 cm circulars to accommodate stitches.

Tapestry Needle

This pattern should be worked loosely which helps you in blocking a longer and wider shawlette. So, adjust your needle size to whatever gives you a comfortable knitting experience!

Here’s a starting point:

  • Worsted: US 9 (5.5 mm)
  • DK: US 8 (5.0 mm)
  • Sport: US 7 (4.5 mm)
  • Fingering: US 6 (4.0 mm)

Gauge is not crucial in this pattern as long as you like the fabric you are getting. Just keep in mind that a big difference in gauge will affect the amount of yarn you’ll use.

Stitches used
Bind off
Cast on
Kfb - Knit 1 in the front and back
K1tbl - Knit 1 through the back loop
K2tog - Knit 2 stitches together
P - Purl
RS - Right side
Sl1 wyif - Slip 1 purlwise with yarn in front
St(s) - Stitch(es)
WS - Wrong side

Finished measurements
The gray/red-purple shawlette was knit with about 225 yds (205.7 m) madelinetosh Tosh DK in colorway Black Velvet and measures 51” (129.54 cm) tip to tip; 12” (30.48 cm) at deepest point

The purple/blue/green shawlette was knit with 193.3 yards (176.8 m) Dream in Color Classy with Cashmere in colorway Mermaid Shoes and measures 51” (129.54 cm) tip to tip; 12” (30.48 cm) at deepest point

The black and white speckled shawlette was knit with 78 yards (71.32 m) Malabrigo Caracol in colorway Salpicado and measures 57” (144.78 cm) tip to tip; 15.5” (39.37 cm) at deepest point

The red, blue, green Noro shawlette was knit with 328 yards (299.92 m) Noro Silk Garden Sock in colorway 304S and measures 60” (152.4 cm) tip to tip; 15.25” (38.74 cm) at deepest point