September 11, 2020

New Sweater Pattern Release – Variation on a Twist

  • A chartreuse sweater with a striped yoke in blue and brown.

I’m happy to announce my latest sweater design, Variation on a Twist. It 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 the pattern. A simple garter and twisted stitch pattern adorns the yoke with only one color is worked per round. The short-sleeved version is perfect for the summer into fall transition or can be used as a layering piece in winter to add a touch of color to your wardrobe. The long-sleeve version results in a casual, cozy garment perfect for those gray, winter days.

This sweater is designed to be worn with 0” to 4” of positive ease. There are 18 sizes ranging from 32″ to 66″ finished bust circumference. 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. Three additional options for body shaping are provided in the pattern along with the two sleeve-length options.

Variation on a Twist works up quickly with a stitch pattern that is easily memorized and once completed, results in rounds of soothing stockinette stitch. Both sweaters are knit up in Marianated Yarns Playtime DK; a wonderfully scrumptious superwash merino base that has a lovely drape and softness. Marian has put together kits for the sweater on her website or you can choose your own color combinations.