I confess I’ve been having a lot of fun lately coming up with artsy photography angles to show off the texture of these patterns. I did try some more conventional, full frontal type of shots, but the colors always went weird like this:
The yarn is called orange sherbet, not strawberry shortcake! You’ll have to take my word for it; the colors of these two really pop when laid side by side.
Swish with a Twist is a lovely pattern. It does, however, call for two cable needles which may throw some new knitters. Luckily, the elongated stitches make this an ideal pattern for learning how to do cables without a cable needle. I tried to do a mini photo essay on this, but it’s rather difficult to photograph yourself knitting.
- Slip the first elongated stitch off the left needle and let it hang in front. (Don’t worry. It’ll stay put until you need it again.)
- Slide the right needle into the front of the second elongated stitch (see picture above).
- Gently slip these three stitches (the elongated stitch plus the two before it) off the left needle.
- Holding the elongated stitch in front with the right needle, slide the other two stitches back onto the left needle, and then onto the right needle (always purlwise).
- With the left needle, pick up the stitch you dropped in #1. Make sure it’s seated properly.
- Slip the three stitches on the right needle back onto the left.
- Knit the stitches.
Hopefully that makes sense.