November 15, 2012


All photos by Carrie Bostick Hoge  for Twist Collective 

I am very honoured and excited to have a design in the latest Twist Collective.

Whirlpool is a stranded fair-isle style colourwork vest worked in the round from the bottom up. Once you reach the underarms you have the choice to work the rest back and forth or include steeks to continue in the round. I wanted to make this project as accessible as possible, which is also why the charted pattern is simple and easily memorized.

It's worked in Miss Babs Northumbria BFL fingering weight and the colours in the sample above are 'Blackbird Shadows' (main colour) and 'Coventry Monochrome' (contrast colour).

There are so many wonderful patterns in this issue by people I greatly admire. My queue keeps expanding. I have loved every edition of Twist since it started, so this pattern is especially meaningful to me. Now I need to make one I can wear this winter.


  1. woohoo! Go Chris go! So exciting!

  2. It's gorgeous! Congratulations, so happy for you!

  3. Doodles! How exciting! You're famous(er) now!


    (The whole issue looks delicious and thank you for reminding me to go and read it! So many sweater designs. So little time...)


  4. Congratulations! I'm proud of you (again)!

  5. CONGRATULATIONS! That is a beautiful design.