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Twist Style Friday: Carlu

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.


 

 

A lot of things happened this week, knitters. I celebrated my birthday (by singing with this pretty cool choir).  I knitted something that looks like it was commissioned by Lisa Frank. I started a small business. I bought myself a pair of fancy shoes (that I first saw while making outfits for Philodendron), and signed up for an online business class with an amazing businesslady. It was a good week, but gosh, I'm so happy that Friday is here. 

 

Plus now we get to talk about fashion, and this sweater is making me all googly-eyed. Hi there, Carlu.

 

 

cable details

 

 

I love cables. I love them forever. I love simple ones, like those columns of consistent twists that frame the more complex panel in the center. I love twisty turny complicated ones. Mostly I find that the payoff in visual impact is always greater than the complexity of the actual knitting. I confess, I like to be impressive.

 

 

collar detail

 

 

I think this split collar detail is really lovely. I'm a person who fears the turtleneck, and also I overheat easily, so I might even split this deeper and put a placket on it so it could be opened up. As is, the neckline is - dare I say - rather fancy? It has a little Nehru feel to it.

 

 

side detailback cables

 

 

Can we talk about this yarn for a second? I know that a color having a clever name doesn't necessarily mean that the color is more beautiful than if it was called medium blue, but it legitimately does make me more likely to buy it. This principle also works on me for cosmetics, especially nail polish. Indigodragonfly never skimps on the wordplay and nerdy references (this one is Tardis). Also the yarn it delicious and lovely to work with. I have a scarf made from a color called Also, I can kill you with my brain and I chuckle about it every time I wear the thing.

 

Okay. I know what you really want. OUTFITS! Voila! Three of them, all with fancy shoes and very very fancy purses. Coming from a long line of magpies, it is my personal belief that the month of December was invented for sequins. I know not everyone wants to look like a disco ball (though I can't truly understand why), so I kept the sparkle on the accessories. Shine on, wooly diamonds.

 

 

 

three outfits with sparkly purses

 

How will you wear Carlu?