Twisting it up

Making a Twisted Cord - How to VideoSassafras, Free Pattern

We were putting the finishing touches on sweaters before a photography session when Norah asked me to twist a cord for use as a drawstring. After admitting that I’d never twisted a cord before, I decided that my first attempt would be a practice run. Fully prepared to make an uneven, lumpy cord, I followed the instructions and was amazed by how easy it was. The twisting process basically takes care of itself, so it yields a smooth, beautiful twist every time.

This week’s free pattern, Sassafras, features a twisted cord drawstring at the neckline. Worked in a gorgeous heathered shade of Vintage®, it’s the perfect opportunity to try out your twisting skills.  For a demo on making a twisted cord, check out our video. Don’t forget to look through our other how-to videos for more helpful tutorials!

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Free PatternsBlackberry stitch and lace meet beautifully in Sassafras, a versitile cropped cardigan.

Sassafras - Free Pattern  

Knit in Vintage®
Skill level: Experienced
FREE pattern instructions

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