A Free Knitting Pattern
I have been playing with Right and Left Twist Stitches again. I really love these stitches. They are so versatile, and they make texture so much easier than remembering to yarn over and decrease when needed. If you don't know the right and left twist I would encourage you to lookup some Youtube videos and watch how they are made.
You can also look at a couple of my patterns that include them. The Swift Swirl Hat is a great introduction to the Right Twist Stitch and it is a free pattern. Its companion pattern The Swift Chevron Hat is a paid pattern that takes the swirl to another level by making a chevron instead with Right and Left Twist.
The Baby helix Hat is an easy pattern to follow. It is a 5 round repeat, that gives the allusion of twisting cables almost like a double helix. For the yarn I used two different yarns so you could see how it worked up in different options. The blue hat is Lion brand Yarn: Woolease, and the pink hat is Red Heart:With Love Metalic.
Where Can I Get This Pattern?
This is a free knitting pattern that you can read and follow along below. The pattern is made for a baby or a 14 in circumference. There is a lot of stretch in this pattern so it will fit and grow with baby for a long time. My 2 year old even stretched it over her head, but it was a bit to short for her, but that gives you an idea of how much stretch there is.
If you would like to purchase this pattern you can. When you purchase this pattern you will get an instant download that is ads free and you can print it off and keep.
You can buy now, Or you can start at my Ravelry Store first.
The pattern includes what you see below plus the instructions for 3 more sizes; toddler, child and adult.
Designer Julia Schwartz
Yarn: Red Heart: With Love Metallic, 4.5 oz/127g 200 yrds/183m Fuisha
Needle: 9 US 5.5mm 16 in circulars and double points to finish
Notions: Yarn Needle to weave in your ends
Size: Baby (15 in), (Find these sizes in the paid pattern, toddler (18), child (20), adult (21))
Gauge: 16 st 22 rows is 4 inches
Stitches Used: k, LT, RT, k through back loop, k2tog through back loop, sl st, psso
Right Twist (RT): Knit 2 together keeping both stitches on the left needle, knit into the first stitch, then pull both stitches onto the right needle, stitch complete.
Left Twist (LT): Knit through the back loop of the 2nd st, keep the stitch on the left needle, knit in the first stitch, then pull both stitches onto the right needle, stitch complete.
Julia Schwartz. Do not reproduce, copy, distribute, or sell this pattern without permission of the designer. This pattern must not be translated, reproduced, or circulated in another language without prior consent. If you have questions about this pattern please contact Julia.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pattern is based on multiples of 6.
Cast on 60 st. (I used a long tail version)
Rounds 1-3: (k, p), Repeat (to) around for ribbing
Round 4: (k 5 , p) Repeat (to) 9 times.
Round 5: (LT, k, RT, p) Repeat (to) 9 times.
Round 6: (k, LT, k, k, p) Repeat (to) 9 times.
Round 7: (k, k, LT, k, p) Repeat (to) 9 times.
Round 8: (k, k, k, LT, p) Repeat (to) 9 times. Repeat Rounds 4- 8, 5 times.
Round 1: (LT, k, K2tog through the back, p) Repeat (to) 9 times.
Round 2: (k, k2tog through the back, k, p) Repeat (to) 9 times.
Round 3: (sl st, k2tog through the back, psso, p) Repeat (to) 9 times.
Round 4: (k2tog) Repeat (to) 9 times.
Finish off by pulling the tail through the remaining stitches on the needles, pull tight and slip knot closed. Weave in your ends.
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