Twining Wrap: Tips and Tricks

By Ann Shayne
August 25, 2020

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  • It’s lovely. Well done!

  • So beautiful! I’m impressed;)

    • Ann, I am proud and happy for you, and eagerly excited to start mine, after 2 sweater projects are completed!

      • Thanks so much, Lisa Veronica! Starting something is So Fun.

  • Oh lordy, the last thing I need to do is start something else! But imma do it anyway. I’m having a little two girl KAL with a friend who got evacuated from the California fires. She already got evacuated from Spain due to Covid so we’re going to have a little fun.

    • Wow Karen, that’s such a load of moving around for your friend. I hope she lands safely! And I hope this wrap is a good puzzle for you.

  • Beautiful!

  • Nice! And what about needle felting those ends…might try that one myself if spit splicing seems iffy.

    • Now that is some next-level thinking, would never have thought of that. Maybe it’s a belt-and-suspenders thing where I spit felt, needle felt, who knows what else!

    • I can vouch for spit splicing. I always do it and have completed many projects, none of which have come apart!

  • FWIW, I have successfully spit spliced even superwash wool yarns. If you rub hard enough, you can do it. 🙂

    • Deepa, I should have guessed that you would break through the wall of superwash! You’re always blowing my mind.

    • Yup, I’ve done superwash too! Then machine washed & dried the FO. It held;)

  • Beautiful! Great job Ann! Can we see a photo of you modeling it? Looks nice for fall & winter wear.

    • Hi Laura! Will get my photographer aka hubbo to take a picture. It’s such a swath of texture, and the asymmetrical triangle shape makes it a different sort of shawl to wear.

  • Love it. Do you think Nua sport is too warm for Florida?

    • You know, if you live with a lot of air conditioning like I do in Nashville, it’s the sort of thing I use to warm up when watching TV. I think wraps and shawls are great in warm climates because you can adjust them easily. But at the moment, outside? Wearing this Nua wrap outside would be a hot thing indeed.

  • Beautiful shawl, Ann! I love it!

    I almost choked myself on a brisk inhale when I read the words “I didn’t want to disturb the I-cord edge with weaving in ends…” because (although I am sure you did an *exemplary* job of spit-splicing) I-cord doesn’t even need ends woven in, in a nice sticky yarn like Nua! You can actually just twist the old and new yarn together and carry the tails up *inside* the I-cord.

    I wrote a blog post on it here, in case you want to try the technique the next time you make this or a similar shawl:

    http://www.deviousknitter.com/tips-tricks-for-devious-knitters-how-to-knit-an-i-cord-edge-as-you-go-and-why-you-might-want-to/

    Thanks for sharing this lovely project with us.

    • Thank you for this link, Devious Knitter. Very useful!

  • I so love this wrap …How do I buy the pattern?

  • Really interested in acquiring this wrap pattern and wool

  • Gorgeous. Cant wait to start my Carol Fellers sweater from the book. I chose broken tile for my color. It will be challenging but, I am up for it after a simple shawl almost finished. Also an easy sweater wip.
    Congratulations on another fo, Ann.

    • Thanks so much, Madeline! Broken Tile is gorgeous. All I can say is if you Respect The Right Edge, you’ll do fine. I took my time, made some mistakes, slurped up some more coffee, and it all came together.

  • Gorgeous piece. I’m also loving the pattern and am over halfway with my own wrap. Seeing that beautiful edge is just the motivation to keep going!

    • Yes, Renee! I was highly motivated to get to that edge! We’re pretty hardcore if a picot edge is all the motivation we need to keep going . . . ; )

  • OK I had a DREAM about this project last night, not kidding!!!! So you guys are either in my subconscious or you read my mind, or both. 🙂 I am definitely going to cast on this baby.

    • Too funny! I had a dream last night about missing a train. I had too much baggage. Is that a metaphor or WHAT?

      • Oh my gosh, SO MUCH METAPHOR.

  • Lovely! And good for you on the spree spit splices. May I let you in on a little secret about the i-cord edges, though? They make perfect little tubes for hiding ends. You can either just form the i-cord around the ends as you knit, which means very little finishing at the end (your bind off end), or you can thread them through the tube after knitting with a tapestry needle.

  • Congratulations Ann! Way to go. I’m working the last 18 1/2 pattern rows then the border. I can hardly wait to get there but real life in the form of an imminently due family baby is slowing me down a little. Because every new baby needs something knitted even if it might only be a bib or maybe 2 right now.

    • A baby! How thrilling! Wishing you great joy in the days to come.

  • Love this!!!!! Well done!

    • Ann, love yours and inspired me to finish mine .. I am nearly there but distracted by urgent socks needed for sister’s bday. Loving Nua yarn – in Rolling Bales! Bring on that picot edge that looks cool without being ‘cutsie’…. thanks to MDK for introducing me to Carol Feller, and the best knit blog.

  • Kermit would like to remind you that he is also a “Thing To Pay Attention To.”

  • It’s beautiful Ann. Congratulations on a fabulous FO.

  • Carol Feller has a Youtube video for this pattern and I found it very helpful.

  • Fantastic shawl. I just started receiving your newsletters a couple of months ago, and I’m learning so much about projects and yarn. Plus getting to know all the beautiful ladies that put these together.
    I am so excited to start my shawl, which will be after knitting up a baby blanket for my new great-granddaughter. Thank you for all the helpful hints. And I do have to say, I have never heard of spit felting.

  • I have the yarn and you have inspired me to tackle this (after I finish a few other projects…LOL). It is beautiful!