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Twist Style Friday: Helenium

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 snowed here this week. Just a little, in the mornings, but it did snow. After a pretty generous fall, I think the weather for getting cozy has finally arrived. 

 

Thank goodness we have wool; specifically, really pretty wool, and smooshy brioche. Hello there, Helenium

 

brioche yoke

 

 

I mean, come on! Have you ever seen something so pretty? Helenium's cozy yoke, full sleeves, and bum-warming length will keep you warm when the snow really flies, plus you'll look real good. 

 

 

cuffs and hem

 

 

I'm becoming a fiber nerd, and my eyes got big like saucers when I looked up the fiber content of this yarn. I want to touch it. I want to knit with it, and I want to wear it on my body. This is HiKoo Kenzie, my knitterly friends, and it is 50% Merino Wool/ 25% Nylon/ 10% Angora/ 10% Alpaca/ 5% Silk Noils. It has a tweedy quality and a halo and also really lovely stitch definition.  Basically it is made of unicorn hair and phoenix feathers.Right now my strong desire is to make this in a variant on my house colours, a deep charcoal and a golden ochre (probably kiwifruit and greysalt of the Kenzie colourways). 

 

You might have guessed that I'm on a Harry Potter train these days. It's true, I just finished reading the first book to my date, after which we immediately watched the first movie, and on my own time I'm listening to the audio of the fourth book, and recently watched the third movie. Of course, I am relistening to the corresponding episodes of Witch Please along the way. This isn't really important, except to say that for *years* I wished for the ability to read and knit at the same time, and friends, audiobooks have finally given me this most desired superpower and I am INTO IT. 

 

 

full view, grey sweater with floral brioche yoke, modeled on a thin brunette woman standng outside

 

 

Know what else I'm into? Overalls, friends. Overalls. I got two pairs online and they might be the best things I have ever worn. I was tempted to make all of the outfits with them, but I know you are not all freelancers who can wear whatever you want all the time, or who just like dressing like a toddler-grandma. So then, I thought about office holiday parties, and shopping for presents, and here you go. 

 

How will you wear Helenium