k12tog

At Twisted, knitting is so much more than just our favorite way to relax. It brings us together to share our love of making, of color and texture, our crafty tips, and our creative enthusiasm. Along the way, we are also fortunate to share our humor, our stories, and our hope for a kinder, more beautiful world with an amazing community of people.

For all these reasons, we are super excited to announce our 2017 knit-along series, Knit 12 Together. Every month, we’ll feature an accessible, entertaining pattern, and help you find the perfect yarn for it. We’ll be featuring plenty of local designers, and we’re cooking up some fun surprises, too.

Join us for a cast-on-abration on the first Monday of each month, and follow along with your friends near and far on our blog, FaceBook, Instagram, and Ravelry. Tag your photos with #k12tog. There is no need to register, and you are not required to share your projects, though we’d love to see and admire them. There is no requirement to purchase the recommended yarns from us, however we hope you'll choose to support Twisted! You are welcome to drop in just for the projects that speak to you, or challenge yourself to complete all 12 with us. Either way, we’re delighted to have you aboard and knitting with us!

If you’d like to peruse our previous months’ projects, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.


April

Cast On Party: Monday, April 3 from 5-7p

Project: Nettle Mitts by Elizabeth Pedersen

Recommended Yarn: Hazel Knits Entice

Nettle Mitts

These gorgeous Nettle Mitts by Elizabeth Pedersen (psst - that's Twistedista Liz!) are perfect for spring. And they're a knock out in our recommended yarn, Hazel Knits Entice, a fingering weight, cashmere blend.

Image © Elizabeth Pedersen

Materials: 145 - 175 yards (133 - 160 m) fingering weight yarn. Twisted is recommending Hazel Knits Entice. You'll also need a set of US 1.5 / 2.5 mm double pointed needles.


May

Cast On Party: Monday, May 1 from 5-7p

Project: Rose City Rollers by Mara Catherine Bryner

Recommended Yarn: Knitted Wit Victory Sock

image © Mara Catherine Bryner

May marks the 2nd Anniversary of this super-local pattern! The Twistedistas love bright, handknit anklets paired with our clogs and slip-ons. Our recommended yarn is  Victory Sock from Knitted Wit. Keep it simple with one color, or give your socks extra pop with a couple of Smarties. These little bundles of Victory Sock are just what you need to mix things up. Designer Mara Catherine Bryner will join us at the Cast On Party to celebrate!

Image © Mara Catherine Bryner

MaterialsFingering/sock weight yarn, approximately 200-350yds. Twisted recommends Knitted Wit’s Victory Sock. You’ll also need a set of US 1/ 2.25mm double pointed needles (or size needed to obtain gauge) 


June

Cast On Party: Monday, June 5 from 5-7p

Project: Book People by Sylvia McFadden

Recommended Yarn: Blissful Knits Platinum Sock

image © Softsweater Knits

Book People is a lovely asymmetrical sideways triangle shawl featuring easy mindless alternating panels of eyelets and garter! Fun and quick to knit, and a lovely delicate thing to wear around your neck.

Image © Softsweater Knits

Materials: 437 yards (400 metres) of  fingering weight yarn. We're recommending Blissful Knits Platinum Sock. You'll also need a set of 3.5mm (US 4) circular needles in at least a 24” (60 cm) cord. Or whatever size needles it takes you to get gauge. Last but not least, don't forget pins and wires or whatever other tools you prefer to block your shawls.


July

Cast On Party: Monday, July 3 from 5-7p

Project: The Obvious Child Cowl from Twisted

Recommended Yarn: Malabrigo Baby Merino Lace or Cowl Kits


August

Cast On Party: Monday, August 7 from 5-7p

Project: Otherside Tank by Melanie Berg

Recommended Yarn: Quince & Co. Sparrow


September

Cast On Party: Monday, September 4 from 5-7p

Project: TBD


October

Cast On Party: Monday, October 2 from 5-7p

Project: TBD


November

Cast On Party: Monday, November 6 from 5-7p

Project: TBD


December

Cast On Party: Monday, December 4 from 5-7p

Project: TBD




January

Project: Tool Box Cowl by Adventure Du Jour Designs (Debbi Stone and Marcy Vandale)

Recommended Yarn: Knitted Wit Smarties or Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails

Tool Box Cowl

We kicked  off our year of knit-a-longs with the addictive Tool Box Cowl and one of its designers, Debbi Stone. With stripes and a playful stitch pattern, this is a knit you won’t want to put down. Go stash diving, or pick out a fresh palette of Knitted Wit Smarties or Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails for a unique piece that will be as fun to wear as it is to make.

image © Marcia Vandale

Materials: 52 yards of 6 different colors fingering weight yarn, for a total of 312 yds. When selecting your color palette, take care that colors used next to each other in progression are contrasting. If you wish to make the longer infinity cowl length, instructions are included for a longer and wider version using 130 yards each of 6 different colors, 780 yards total. US 2½ - 3.0 mm and US 3 - 3.25 mm needles.


February

Project: Rose City Mystery Knit Along by Casapinka

Recommended Yarn: Twine. Sock.

Twine. Sock.

We joined the shops of the Rose City Yarn Crawl on a Mystery Knit Along! We knit a fun cowl that uses two different colors of yarn and a number of different stitch patterns, but is still simple enough for the advanced beginner. This pattern is designed for a variegated or bright yarn alongside a more subtle color, so don’t be afraid to try something punchy! 

Materials: two colors of fingering weight yarn, minimum 350 yards each, in a neutral color and accent color. Twisted is recommends Twine. Sock., though lots of yarns would be lovely, of course. US #4 (3.5mm) 16” circular needle, or size to obtain correct gauge. Plus 1 stitch marker and a tapestry needle.


March

Project: Fidra by Gudrun Johnston / The Shetland Trader

Recommended Yarn: Brooklyn Tweed Quarry

This hat took the Twisted Universe by storm! Almost all the Twistedistas have knit one. Easy and fun to knit in Bulky weight yarn.

Image © Gudrun Johnston

Materials: 130-160 yards bulky weight yarn. Twisted is recommends Brooklyn Tweed Quarry. Another great option is Quince & Co. Osprey (available in-store and by phone only) held along with either Berroco Andean Mist or Lang Mohair Luxe Paillettes. US 9/5.5mm 16-inch and US 10/6mm 16-inch circular needles. And either US 10/6mm set of dpn’s or long circular needle if you prefer using magic loop.


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