Twist Again



This pattern was first published in Knitty, Deep Fall 2014.

After a few months off, I started to spin again. I’m not sure what the reason for the long break was but spinning again felt like coming up for a breath of fresh air. I chose this lovely fiber from my stash and enjoyed working with it so much that I finished two skeins on the same weekend. Though I got a little disappointed when the first skein was dry because I had to realize I had overspun my yarn. I really don’t like working with stiff and kinky yarns so I tried to remove some of the twist by running it through the wheel again in the opposite direction as if to ply, treadling quickly. And it worked! The result was so lovely I decided I could not let it sit in my stash. I often wear shawls around my neck. They keep me warm and make my outfit special even if I’m only wearing a pair of jeans and a shirt. I hope you will enjoy making this shawl as much as I enjoyed designing it.


Finished measurements
Wingspan at top edge: 57 inches 
Depth: 16.5 inches

Fiber: World of Wool Northern Lights Range (100% merino; top); color: Harmony; 5.85 ounces.

Finished Yarn
Wraps per inch: 12 
Ply: 1 
Yardage used: 525 yards / 480 meters 
Drafting method: worsted

Commercial Yarn Alternative 
Malabrigo Rastita 100% merino; 310yd/283m per 100g skein; color: Solis 2 skeins

Recommended needle size 
US #8/5mm circular needle 40 inch circular needle

yarn needle 
scrap yarn and crochet hook for provisional cast on 
blocking pins

17 sts/23 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, blocked

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