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Twist Style Friday: Vinca

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.


 

 

It seemed a little like winter was never going to come to Toronto this year, and then it showed up this week in a sort of intense way. We have the first tender buds of spring, covered with a half-inch of ice. It's not slushy at least, and normally I don't mind a little dusting of snow on the rooftops, but holy wow am I ever ready for spring.

 

These transitional times, these unpredictable weather times, these chilly breeze times all add up to the importance of a solid shawl. You can wrap it around your shoulders like a blanket, scrunch it up around your throat, drape it dramatically, or stuff it in your bag when the sun is out.

 

Meet Vinca.

 

wingspan from the back

 

 

This pattern makes excellent use of a lovely gradient, but you could also knit it in contrasting stripes, or one or two solid colors. Just make sure it's something soft and lovely that you want snuggled around your face and throat;might I suggest something with a touch of silk or cashmere? Purr.

 

 

snuggled up

 

 

I knit a lot of lace, but I have to say, I love that this shawl isn't lacy! It looks sturdy and cozy but still has a measure of delicacy. I also think this would make a fantastic cuddly shawl knit in a heavier yarn in a dense gauge; squish!

 

 

back

 

 

My longing for spring is pretty evident in this set of outfits, I think. I was really drawn to citrus brights and breezy fabrics.

 

three outfits

 

 

How will you wear Vinca?