Get Sideways with Francis!

Francis Sweater

Looking for whole new sweater experience? We’ve fallen in love with Francis by Olga Buraya-Kefelian, a fresh take on side-to-side construction. Knit to two seamless pieces from sleeve to center, it has plenty going on to keep a knitter entertained, while being simple and straightforward enough to cruise along. Mostly worked in stockinette stitch, a garter stitch panel adds texture, and breaks up the front into flattering lines. It’s a perfect project for enthusiastic knitters who want to learn an interesting cast-on method, try short-row shaping, and discover the fun of sideways sweaters.

Fascinated? Smitten? Twisted is holding a Ravelry Knit-A-Long through October 31st. Join us to share projects, check out modifications, and ask questions, all with a chance of winning sweet prizes! I’ll be finishing mine tonight. I’m reminded how much I enjoy this clever method of construction, and totally inspired to try more variations.

Lino Francis WIP

Enchanted, but feeling a little trepidatious? Emily Devlin’s class on Francis starts Tuesday, September 15 from 5:30-7:30pm. Chances are, you’ve never knit a sweater like this one before, and Emily will guide you through the pattern’s nuances and tricks with confidence, for a fun learning experience that will end with a sweater to impress even you’re craftiest friends.

To join the KAL, visit us on Ravelry. To sign up for the class, enroll online, or give us a call (503 922 1150). Better still, drop into Twisted! We’ll be happy to set you up with everything you need.