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twist and shout

29 December 2007 19,591 views 57 Comments

Twist is done! Finished! And I couldn’t be happier. I really dragged out the last 10% of this sweater. I suppose it’s because if I took my time and only worked on it here and there, I wouldnt rush the finishing. I am usually so desperate to complete a project and start the next that I don’t take my time with the final details. And really, if I’ve put two months into a project, why not put as much care and attention into the last few days as I did at the start. The other reason I took so long may have been anticipation of a mourning period of not having it to work on anymore. At any rate, it’s complete, it’s comfy, super warm and I think the fit is great for what I’d imagined.

twist finished

Pattern: Twist by Bonne Marie Burns of Chic Knits

twist back

Yarn: 6.25 skeins of Cascade 220 in colour 9458. Two of the plys are brown, two are black. Hands down my favourite colour combo in the world. Most of my wardrobe fits into the brown or black category and now I can wear this sweater with all of it.

twist cables

Size 7 US (5.0mm) Bamboo

Started: November 8th, 2007
Finished: December 26th, 2007

twist cuffs

Modifications: I knit the body about an inch longer than the pattern and the arms about 3 inches longer. Changing the number of stitches to pick up on the button band to account for extra length was giving me fits, so I picked up three and skipped one. It took all the math out and didn’t make my head hurt. Buttonhole placement was worked according to the formula in the back of Knitters Book of Finishing Techniques.


Final Verdict:
I’d like for it to be about an inch longer, but I can block it out next time it has a bath. It’s warm though and so far I love it. Bring on the cold weather.

twist shoulder

Ravelry project details


  • Dianna said:

    A wonderful version of that sweater! I love your color, too. You know you just contributed to my growing Ravelry queue, because I had to add it to mine.

  • meg said:

    It turned out perfectly!

  • Crystal said:

    Gorgeous! It really suits you!

  • Jenni said:

    I love it! That turned out great!!!

  • Lisa said:

    Awesome. Adding that to my Ravelry queue too. Nice job.

  • Stef said:

    I LOVE IT! It looks great on you!

  • Francesca said:

    Congratulations on finishing it! It’s beautiful. Love the long sleeves. :)

  • paula said:

    Wow, that is pretty. My Twist is different-no cables on sleeves or back.

  • Dotty said:

    It looks awesome on you! The cables are great and the colour is perfect on you. Excellent yarn choice!
    BTW, nice haul from Webs.

  • Donna said:

    How terrific is that? Your sweater looks great – congratulations!

  • Stephanie said:

    your cardigan is beautiful!

  • Danielle said:

    Caro, it looks fantastic! I saw the photos in your Flickr and had to pop on over to see all the details.

  • LaBean said:

    It’s wonderful!! and it fits great! You’d think I’d get a move on and finish CPH. I know. But something keeps getting in the way of getting a zipper and I’d like to have it handy because once I finish the sleeve I want to just put the zipper again. I’m crazy, don’t mind me. :))

  • Nadia Lewis said:

    Wow! Looks great — one of those super versatile, wear-it-every-day kind of pieces.

  • Lee Cockrum said:

    Great sweater!! Looks fabulous on you.

  • grumperina said:

    That is such a gorgeous sweater! I think the collar is my favorite touch – finished, but not overwhelming, and those little cables in there are eye-catching! Looks wonderful on you, I hope you get to wear it lots this winter :)

  • Allison said:

    Great job! It’s gorgeous. Now I want to knit one.

  • Lolly said:

    It looks so fabulous on you!! All the usuals: great fit, great color, etc. :) I particularly like the yarn – like you said, it can match everything with those two colors plied together. I need to remember this colorway number!
    Enjoy your lovely new knit!

  • Karma said:

    Lovely! I love the way the ribbing melts into the cable twists. That is definitely the perfect color for a favorite cardigan.

  • Wanett said:

    This sweater is fantastic! I love it. The color, the fit, everything is amazing. Well done.

  • Steph said:

    Caro, that’s really beautiful and inspiring. I hope that you are doing wonderfully, and I’m jealous that you got to go to WEBS!! :)

  • Wanda said:

    Beautiful combination of yarn and pattern. I love this colorway. Thank you for mentioning the color number and that is has two plies of brown and black. I’m quite sure I will be buying some of this soon. A most successful knit!

  • Ruth said:

    Beautifully done – it looks fabulous and fits you perfectly!

  • Kate said:

    Beautiful sweater – the color and the fit are great. It looks wonderful on you!

  • jodi said:

    Love love love it.

  • Terry said:

    Very nice! Very, very nice! Love the yarn you used and how wonderful it does look on you! Hmm, I think I may do this sweater – thanks!

  • Emily said:

    Wow! What a beautiful sweater and it looks totally fantastic on you!!!

  • katrin said:

    one of the most beautiful cardis I’ve ever seen!
    hope I will find the patience to make one with so many cables myself some day.

  • Heather said:

    The color and fit are amazing, congrats!!

  • Melissa said:

    This is so beautiful! It looks cozy and soft and is just stunning. Nice job!

  • Abbe said:

    I just love it. That cascade is great I almost bought some of it the other day. The cables are intricate and lovely and not overwhelming. It’s a great sweater. Good Job!

  • Suzanne V. (Yarnhog) said:

    Absolutely perfect. I love it, and it looks fabulous on you. What a great FO.

  • Cathi said:

    It’s beautiful, Caro!

  • scoutj said:

    Oh I want that! Notice I didn’t say I wanted to KNIT it. I want yours. lol

  • Steven said:

    Marvelous! Perfect color, perfect fit. Excellent collar! You should be proud.

  • marti said:

    the sweater looks lovely on you and you did a very fine job on it!

  • Helen said:

    You look mahvelous! Gorgeous sweater, beautifully made, fits like a dream.

  • monica said:

    Everything about it is wonderful! The fit, the color! I really must make one now and I think I’ll copy you and make mine longer too. Happy New Year!!

  • Bad Hippie said:

    Awesome! I just *bought* something like that at Kohl’s…only because I haven’t yet worked up the courage to do a complete sweater. I can cable, though…do you think this would be the sweater to try as a first?

  • Mandella said:

    What a lovely sweater and thanks for the heads up about the yarn colour.

  • diana said:

    Love it! It looks wonderful on you!

  • lisa said:

    Looks good. I love chicknits patterns!

  • Karen said:

    Fabulous sweater Caro! I don’t think I’ve seen that colorway of 220. I’ll have to keep my eye out for it. It’s lovely.

  • Tiffany said:

    Love it! You rock the knit. I haven’t attempted a sweater yet — too much commitment. :)

  • Carla said:

    What a wonderful sweater! I love the colorway and your finishing is impeccable. Excellent job.

  • Lisa said:

    Absolutely beautiful. I love it!
    PS: I found you through knittingfriends.com (not ravelry, the shock!) :)

  • Jill said:

    Wow! That is awesome and looks perfect on you! Good Job!!

  • Peacock Chic said:

    Congrats on such a wonderful knit!! I love the color combo too. It suits you well.

  • Donna said:

    Gorgeous sweater! I may have to make that one instead of the Central Park Hoodie.

  • africankelli said:

    Holy moly. I think I’m commenter #100 — anyway – GORGEOUS! You look great too! Hope your new home is treating you well.

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  • Melana said:

    so flippin’ gorgeous! i love everything about it: the yarn, the color, the perfect cables. amazing!! it looks fantastic on you.

  • Mintyfresh said:

    seriously, Caro: this is incredible!

  • Silver Ilix said:

    Had to say, YUMMY!!! that looks awesome! I think I will have to add it to my faves on Ravelry!! Thanks for sharing!

  • Tina said:

    That’s beautiful!

  • Hedgewitch said:

    SUCH a fab piece of knitting .. I love the colour (my favourites are earthy browns and greens) and I am a massive cable fan, so this just took my breath away!
    you have inspired me to keep on with my own projects :-)

  • Tanya said:

    Your blog inspired me to start a cabled project. I bought the Twist pattern for myself. I have a couple questions if you don’t mind?
    I bought Cascade 220, did you use single strand? I too went up a needle size, but still can’t achieve gauge….so I am wondering if you held 2 strands together? Any tips would be most apprecitated! It is truly a beautiful piece!

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