Monday, April 30, 2012

Tawashi Tutorial

A friend of mine recently asked for a few pointers for finishing the tawashis I've been so fond of making since last December, so I thought I'd share this photo tutorial for anyone else who is interested.  I've knit several versions of Maryann Walsh's Two-Tone Tawashis, a great free pattern I found on Ravelry.  I became obsessed with this pattern!  If you are having a hard time picturing what the finishing instructions are telling you to do (as I did at first, too), hopefully this blog post will point you in the right direction.

1.  Lay your tawashi out as below:
2. Fold left side of piece over (fold line will be where arrow A indicates above - your piece should look like the photo below):
3.  Fold right side of piece over:
4.  Piece should now look like so:
5.  Using one of your ends and a tapestry needle, whip-stitch pieces together:
6. Your piece should now look like this:
7.  Now, use one of your ends or a new piece of yarn to gather the top edges together:
8. Once you have looped around the top edge (I pick up approx. every 4th stitch), gather all of the stitches together with a tug of the yarn: 
9.  Repeat for other side, then take the ends of the yarn and tack both ends together:
10.  Attach i-cord:
11.  Now you're done! 


  1. Thank you so much for this! You are the bestest knitting guru ever!

  2. You're welcome, I'm glad it could help!

  3. I was totally lost - thanks so much

  4. Thank you so very much!! The written instructions were no enough for me. So glad you make this tutorial!

  5. I was lost also. I kept re-reading the directions and just didn't get it. Thank you so much for the tutorial. I greatly appreciate it.

  6. Makes perfect sense now ... Thanks!