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Knitting Patterns

Marilyn's Cowl
Marilyn's Hat
A Wink and a Whisper
Concurrent
Ribbon Candy
Revolve
Good Ombré
With a Nod to Ms. Walker
Chevrons A Go-Go
Four Squared
Lovey Dovey
Kagan’s Quilt

Marilyn's cowl

Marilyn’s Cowl is a timeless accessory, as it beautifully pairs form with function. The cowl is made holding multiple strands of Marianated Yarn while knitting: two strands of Ava lace are combined with one strand of Aerie mohair. And the subtlety of the colors changing is achieved by holding two strands of the gradient together. The resulting texture yields both an effortless drape and an inimitable warmth! The cowl is meant to be worn wrapped around the neck twice to ward off chilly breezes and allow the ombré effect of the gradient draw the eye.


This cowl was not only designed to allow the luxurious yarns shine, but also to be accessible to knitters of all levels. The only skills required are the ability to cast on, knit, purl and bind off! It is a dream project for a beginner looking to develop core skills. More experienced knitters will find an easy flow to the project and that their interest is held as the color shift begins to unfold.

Marilyn's Hat

When I completed Marilyn’s Cowl, I realized to my delight that I had enough yarn remaining to design a hat to match! Much like her cowl, Marilyn’s Hat is a simple design, intended to be accessible by all knitters, including beginners. But despite it’s simplicity, the overall effect is luxurious because of the nature of the yarns used. To make the hat, two strands of Marianated Yarns Ava lace are held together with one strand of Aerie mohair and one strand of Perfection gradient. As the hat progresses, darker hues of the gradient are used, allowing the ombré effect to unfold.

A Wink and a whisper

This project was entitled A Wink and a Whisper because of the flirtation, playful nature of the wrap. It is easy to imagine reaching for this as your go-to shawl for date night or meeting friends for an evening on the town. The ruffle is eye-catching and makes this piece a joyful accessory. The staggered eyelets are fun to knit and bring additional visual interest to the wrap. This pattern includes line-by-line instructions to guide your knitting. 

Concurrent

Adding syncopation to this bold staghorn brioche pattern is an effective way to showcase the striking grace of the design. By shifting between brioche knit and brioche purl in the midst of each row, the result is a reversible wrap that showcases the colorful depth of the brioche stitch on both sides. This pattern includes charted and written directions for both a fingering weight wrap and a DK weight cowl.   

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Ribbon Candy

If you are new to brioche, this pattern is the perfect place to start. Each column is worked with just one color at a time, making it easy to get a sense of the flow of the brioche stitch. If you have worked with this technique before and are looking for a new twist, Ribbon Candy incorporates intarsia to blend colors in a fresh way. As with all Twist Collective patterns, comprehensive instructions are included to provide ample guidance to the knitter.

Good Ombré

This “good ombré” is achieved by working with fingering weight yarn held double. In other words, you will be knitting two strands of fingering weight yarn simultaneously. The gradient effect comes from swapping contrast colors while keeping one main skein constant. The brim of the hat is 2×2 ribbing and the body of the hat is 3×1 ribbing, so the final product is very stretchy and comfortable. The pattern has two sizes – S/M and M/L. The smaller size is suitable for children and adults who may want a closer fit. The larger size will fit all adults. The hat is also reversible with sleek crown shaping on both sides.

Revolve

This is a pattern for a reversible scarf or a cowl that uses two-color brioche for a luxurious, squishy texture. By strategically interspersing brioche cables on the diagonal, it looks as though the design “revolves” around the length of the knitted piece. The cable pattern is based on a deceptively simple six row repeat, which is easy to memorize, yet interesting enough to engage the knitter. And the result is an intriguing and textural piece that is sure to please the wearer!

Kagan’s Quilt

This is a pattern for a reversible scarf or a cowl that uses two-color brioche for a luxurious, squishy texture. By strategically interspersing brioche cables on the diagonal, it looks as though the design “revolves” around the length of the knitted piece. The cable pattern is based on a deceptively simple six row repeat, which is easy to memorize, yet interesting enough to engage the knitter. And the result is an intriguing and textural piece that is sure to please the wearer!

Lovey Dovey

This pattern was inspired by a timeless, modern take on quilting. It features a textured repeat of hearts, which are framed by a border of seed stitch. A red heart in one corner of the blanket was included to draw the eye and entertain the knitter! Instructions are included for two sizes of blankets. The smaller of the two, 32.5” x 32.5”, is perfect for tucking a baby snuggly into a stroller or a crib. The larger is generously proportioned at 38.5” x 38.5” and will see your loved one well into his or her childhood. Either size is sure to become a treasured heirloom.

Four Squared

Four Squared is a garter stitch blanket that uses short rows and a colorful palette to create “Four Squared” because each square never has more than 16 stitches active at any given time. The pattern is perfectly sized for a baby, but could easily be modified for a larger size by using heavier yarn or adding more squares.

With a nod to ms. walker

This is a pattern for a long, luxurious scarf that uses a simply mosaic pattern to create a bold design. Mosaic knitting is easy to incorporate into your knitting since you only work with one color at a time. Which means that this pattern is perfect for minis, gradients, bold color combinations or even scraps against a neutral background. This pattern is available for free through Ravelry and the nod to Ms. Walker is the token of my appreciation for Barbara Walker’s contribution to the knitting community.

Chevrons A Go-Go

This is a pattern for a long, luxurious scarf that uses a simply mosaic pattern to create a bold design. Mosaic knitting is easy to incorporate into your knitting since you only work with one color at a time. Which means that this pattern is perfect for minis, gradients, bold color combinations or even scraps against a neutral background. You’re in charge of when to change directions and create your own customized look simply by following the simple charts of slipped stitches.

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