Welcome to Texture Tuesday! If you’re curious what Texture Tuesday is see my first post about the Swirl Pop Pillow pattern. Today I am featuring my newest pattern, the Twisted Columns Beanie pattern. It’s an intermediate knitting pattern that works up pretty quick.
About the beanie
It’s knit bottom up, in the round. The twist design is rather simple once you’ve completed it a few times. An ambitious beginner could probably complete the pattern as well. Give it a go if you’re new to knitting. I found diving right in when I was learning really helped me improve my skills quickly. The beanie is worked to desired length, the pattern does include average measurements per size. The top is cinched closed so you don’t have to worry about those pesky decreases!
This time around I wanted to challenge myself. I wanted something more than your basic stockinette stitch. I played around with a few stitches until I came across the right twist. I really loved how it looked in chunky yarn. So I went with it. There was a lot of trial and error when it came to the sizing. After several attempts, a lot of cuss words, and a few glasses of wine, I got it right and the rest is history.
About the yarn.
I’m a big fan of Lion Brands Wool-Ease Thick and Quick yarn. It’s super bulky, meaning whatever you’re making is going to work up pretty quick. Bigger needles + bigger yarn = fast knit! If you’re not able to wear wool. You can always use their Thick and Quick or Hometown USA. They’re both a super bulky (weight 6) yarn. Of course, you can use any brand of yarn you prefer.
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