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Twist Style Friday Double Trouble: Nopales and Interleaf

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.


 

 

I can't even tell you how many times this week I overheard people saying things like "can you believe it's already July??" Some of us have a lot of work to do before summer is up. Some of us have a lot of relaxing we want to do before summer is up. But the general consensus seems to be that it's going a little too fast! 

 

I'm here to tell you that there is a silver lining to summer chugging along; perfect knitting weather is on the way. We are doubling up on styling garments this week, and if you've been paying attention to Style Friday for a while, you know what that means. 

 

First up is Nopales. A simple shape, dramatic neckline, some pretty lace, and welted cuffs and collar make a lovely cardigan. See? 

 

Nopales, olive green lace cardigan with deep v neck, closed with a brooch in the shape of a bee.

 

 

I really want you to take a closer look at some of those details, because they are really just perfect. 

 

 

detail of welted sleeve and lace pattern

 

 

This week I have a close lady friend in town from Montreal. We have been friends for 12 years, and it's such a joy to be in the same city for a few days! She has a very particular sense of style that is as girly as mine, but also somehow more practical, folksy, and whimsical. Leah can spin, dye fiber, felt, and knit. She also does marquetry and some metalsmithing. She plays several odd string instruments, including the autoharp, mountain dulcimer, banjo, and campbellin, and can call square dances. She is in two bands. She is an extremely multitalented lady, and her favorite clothes often look like they would taste like strawberry-kiwi candy. These three outfits are for her, most especially one on the far right. Yep, I put a bird on it; I put two

 

three outfits

 

 

The other garment we're looking at today is another beaut; Interleaf is a lovely colorblocked tank that uses stripes in clever ways. It reads a little modular and a little Mondrian and totally modern. Look! 

 

 

Interleaf, cream colored tank with alternating grey and blue stripes forming a block in the center front and center back. skinny stripes continue around the sides neckline is square. Interleaf from the back

 

I kept these outfits pretty simple; the stripes on this top deserve to be the stars of the show, I think. If you're going to wear something else punchy with it, I'd go with a texture (like the lace skirt on the left, below) over a print or pattern. I really cannot wait to see the color combinations knitters dream up for this top. I think almost anything could work, but I am most excited about combos that use a neutral and two brights. Make my dreams come true, Twistfans!! Also, in case the intarsia scares you, Sandi wrote a helpful technique article to take the mystery out of it for us all! 

 

three outfits

 

 

How will you wear Nopales? How will you wear Interleaf