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Twist Style Friday: Kimberlite

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 don't know what climate all of you live in, but here in Toronto, I can tell you that summer has arrived. I have already jumped in a lake, eaten a BBQ dinner in someone's backyard, and overheated in my sleep. The time is nigh, friends; get thee poolside, or whatever it is you do to celebrate/survive the warm times. 

 

Knitters sometimes lament the warmer weather. It isn't a time that supports us showing off our most precious handmade things, or seeing them on the people we love. Except that sometimes it actually is! Cool summer nights are lovely for shawls and lacy cardigans, and if you knit with some smart fiber blends, knitted tops can actually be great in the heat. 

 

Kimberlite has your back, and by that I mean she has a vent in the back so you have some built in airflow. Just don't forget the sunscreen

 

 

back detail with diamond-shaped cutoutside stitch pattern detail

 

 

See how the diamond cutout in the back is echoed with a fractal-ish diamond stitch pattern on the side? She is effectively a simple cap-sleeve tee, but with some seriously cute asymmetry, a spicy cutout, and a pretty neckline. In a wool-cotton blend, she has enough bounce to keep her shape and enough cotton to keep you cool. Plus no sleeves means you can knit her in a snap

 

 

 

neckline detail

 

 

As for outfits, my recipe is simple. really cute flat shoes, at least one bold piece of jewelry, and literally whatever bottoms you feel like wearing. From ripped denim to sparkly tulle, Kimberlite can top it all. 

 

How will you wear Kimberlite