Your Cart

Variation on a Twist

On Sale
$8.50
$8.50
Added to cart
Variation on a Twist is a top down, short-sleeved pullover with gentle waist shaping that leads to a slight A-line silhouette. (A long-sleeved option is also included in this pattern.) A simple garter and twisted stitch pattern adorns the yoke and only one color is worked per round. German short rows are used to shape the neckline after the yoke pattern is completed. (A link to a German Short Row video tutorial is included.)

This sweater is designed to be worn with 0” to 4” of positive ease. The measurements given are the finished measurements. Gentle waist shaping gives way to a slight A-line look at the hips resulting in an approximate 2” larger hip circumference than the bust circumference. Additional options for body shaping are provided in the pattern. Options for slightly lengthening the short-sleeved version or for working a long-sleeved version are also included in the pattern.

This pattern is written to include eighteen sizes ranging from a finished bust circumference of 32” to 66”. The instructions have been separated into two files for ease of pattern reading.

#sizeinclusive

GAUGE
22 sts by 34 rounds = 4” on US 7 in Stockinette Stitch
22 sts by 42 rounds = 4” on US 7 in Twisted Stitch Pattern

SIZES

1 (2, 3, 4, 5) {6, 7, 8, 9}

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Ease: Approximately 0”to 4” positive ease
Sweater shown is size 3 with 2” of positive ease
Finished Bust Circumference:
32 (34¼, 36, 37¾, 40)” {42¼, 44, 46¼, 48}”
Length (from back neck):
21¼ (21¼, 21¾, 21¾, 22½)” {23, 23, 23¾, 23¾}”

YARN
Short-Sleeved Option:
3 (3, 3, 3, 3) {4, 4, 4, 4} skeins of Marianated Yarns Playtime DK, (100% superwash merino, 274 yds/100 g) in Princess and the Pea for the MC and 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) {1, 1, 1, 1} skein in Marsh Lights for the CC.
OR
670 (690, 740, 770, 840) {890, 925, 990, 1025} yds in equivalent dk weight yarn for MC and 185 (188, 190, 190, 225) {225, 230, 230, 260, 265} yds for CC.

Long-Sleeved Option (CC quantity doesn’t change):
4 (4, 4, 5, 5) {5, 5, 6, 6} skeins of Playtime DK, or 1010 (1050, 1100, 1150, 1225) {1300, 1350, 1420, 1475} yds in equivalent dk weight yarn for MC.

Long-Sleeved sweater shown in Spelunking for MC and Cassiopeia for CC.

SIZES
10 (11, 12, 13, 14) {15, 16, 17, 18}

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Ease: Approximately 0”to 4” positive ease
Sweater shown is size 3 with 2” of positive ease
Finished Bust Circumference:
50¼ (52, 54¼, 56, 58¼)” {60, 62¼, 64, 66¼}”
Length (from back neck):
24¼ (25, 25½, 25½, 26¼)” {26¾, 26¾, 27¼, 28}”

YARN
Short-Sleeved Option:
5 (5, 5, 5, 5) {6, 6, 6, 6} skeins of Marianated Yarns Playtime DK, (100% superwash merino, 274 yds/100 g) in Princess and the Pea for the MC and 1 (2, 2, 2, 2) 2) {2, 2, 2, 2} skein(s) in Marsh Lights for the CC.
OR
1090 (1150, 1220, 1250, 1340) {1400, 1450, 1500, 1575} yds in equivalent dk yarn for MC and 265 (300, 310, 310, 345) {345, 360, 360, 395} yds for CC.

Long-Sleeved Option (CC quantity doesn’t change):
6 (6, 7, 7, 7) {8, 8, 8, 8} skeins of Playtime DK, or 1540 (1620, 1700, 1740, 1840) {1935, 1985, 2055, 2155} yds in equivalent dk weight yarn for MC.

Long-Sleeved sweater shown in Spelunking for MC and Cassiopeia for CC.

MATERIALS
One US 6/4.00 mm 16-inch circular needle
One US 6/4.00 mm 29-inch (or longer) circular needle
One US 7/4.50 mm 16-inch circular needle
One US 7/4.50 mm 29-inch (or longer) circular needle
Four US 7/4.50 mm Double-Pointed Needles (DPNs)

Two stitch markers (different colors)
Stitch holders or waste yarn for holding stitches
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends



The awesome earrings in the short-sleeved sweater photo are by Yasmenda McCoy. You can find her on Instagram @designsbyyasmen and her website is here.
You will get the following files:
  • PDF (718KB)
  • PDF (722KB)

Gradient Play

$6.00

Singular Sensation

$6.00

Switch

$6.00

Treis

$6.00

Smoldering Embers

$8.50

Gradient Geometry

$6.50

Snickerdoodle

$6.00

Starlit Night

$6.50

QK Cowl

$4.50

Diamants

$6.00