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Twist Style Friday: Ruddington

Every Friday we feature one of the garments from the magazine in a post about styling. We suggest different ways to wear the garment in question using mock-ups from Polyvore. We encourage readers to tell us what they think about these outfits via our Facebook page or Twitter, and if folks want to make their own outfits, please tweet them at us with the hashtag #twiststyle. You can find all of the Style Friday posts here.


 

Happy Friday folks!

 

Today we are looking at a gorgeous sweater- Ruddington. This design came from Fiona Ellis working on some cable experiments exploring corset lacing (Farthingale was also inspired by these experiments), but when I look at it, I see twisted wrought iron fencing. As someone who often thinks about my clothes and accessories as the armor I use to pretect myself in the world, the idea of wearing a fence is actually really appealing. Especially if it's this squishy and gorgeous.

 

back detail

 

Because The Purple Purl is my local yarn shop, and they are doing a KAL of Ruddington right now, it's also one of the Twist garments that I have gotten to see (and squish) in person. I am always surprised how much more amazing these things look in the flesh (in the wool?). It's half my incentive to knit anything I see- I want to be able to touch it. Trust me, you want to touch this.

 

side detail

 

It's juuuust starting to warm up a little where I live, but for some reason, I have been thinking a lot about the early springtime in Montreal. I lived there for almost 10 years, and every spring, I loved watching the overeager underdressers busting out their summer wardrobes as soon as the mercury crept above zero (celsius). Everyone's sun-starved skin peeking out from their dress hems or short sleeves; folks are wearing sundresses with all their wooly accessories. Nothing makes you appreciate spring and summer like a harsh and punishing winter.

 

four outfits with ruddington, all dresses with flat or nearly flat shoes

 

I was definitely inspired by the overeager underdressers when I put together this set, especially when I picked those sandals second from the left. This sweater can enable you to sneak out some spring garb, even if it's still pretty chilly.

 

How will you wear Ruddington?