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Twist Style Friday: Byway

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.


 

Fashion friends, it's really here: sweater weather.  I've been wearing my handknits, and also feeling real inspired to cast on about a million more projects. I made a headband and a set of wristwarmers this week, and started a pair of bubblegum pink socks and a fingering weight pullover in tweedy green. 

 

I haven't picked my project from our newest issue yet, but this one is definitely in the running.

 

 

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Cozy, an easy shape, and POCKETS!! I love the textured stripes down the sleeves, and the luscious cables.

 

 

pockets!

 

 

I love the squishy texture of this piece. In a squishy merino like this one, it won't droop at the end of a day. I'm partial to the burgundy and olive shades, but there are a ton of lovely colors to choose from. 

 

 

chest detail

 

 

Boots and skinny pants are an excellent way to wear this delightful pullover, but I think there are some other ways too, in addition to some variations on that theme. Quirky shoes with a masculine edge make the slightly slouchy look of the sweater still seem a little bit sharp. 

How will you wear Byway

 

 

Throwback Thursday: Pergola

Gotta love a simple sock with a graphic design.  Remember Pergola

 

modeled socks

 

 

I love how the lace pattern comes to a point at the toe, and also runs down the heel. 

 

 

toes

 

 

The zigzaggy leg portion is also super cute. 

 

 

heel

 

 

Knit yourself a pair of Pergola socks! 

 

 

 

Twist Style Friday: Sinua

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 got home last night from dinner and my roombabe announced that today was "the last hot day." He said is a little wistfully, but you know my seasonal proclivities, fashion friends. Fall has arrived, and it is a real delight. My queue is piling up with sweaters in preparation, and this one is definitely on my list. 

 

 

 

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I love a wide neckline and split hem. The lace patterning is super pretty, and knit in a DK weight, it's a decently speedy knit! This one is made of soft, fluffy camel.

 

 

yoke detail

 

 

Whenever the seasons change I feel like I have to relearn how to dress myself. Additionally, I just spent a couple of weeks living off a carry-on sized capsule collection of my wardrobe, so now that I'm home, I'm kind of overwhelmed by all the clothes I have to choose from! Maybe that's why this week my styling is kind of all about variations on a theme. Go forth. Knit Sinua. Be adorable. 

 

 

How will you wear Sinua

 

 

 

Throwback Thursday: Tepal

Sometimes you just need a little something around your neck. Remember Tepal

 

 

full modelled shot

 

 

I'm particularly interested in the edges of this piece, which have the visual effect of being fringe-like, but are not in fact, fringes. 

 

 

edge detail

 

 

The lace patterning on the body of the shawl is also super lovely. 

 

 

lace detail

 

 

Don't you want a Tepal of your own? 

 

 

 

Designer Post: Pavers

Nikki Wagner headshot

Today's post is from Nikki Wagner, designer of the stunning unisex accessory set Pavers from our newest issue. You can also find it here, on her blog. If you knit Paverns, Nikki would love you to tweet or 'gram about your projects with the tags #KnitPavers and #NikkiWagnerKnits. You can also find her on Ravelry as NikWagner

 

 

 

 

It has been my dream to have a pattern in the Twist Collective and now this dream has become a reality. Meet Pavers Accessories set, published in Twist Collective, Fall 2016 – I just love it!

 

 

Pavers goes canoeing

 

 

Pavers unisex accessories set includes a hat, mittens and a cowl. The hat and mittens are written with 3 adult sizes and the cowl includes 2 sizes, which gives you plenty of options for the best fit. These three accessories are covered in diamond cable stitches that flow really well together. The interlocking cable pattern on the cowl makes for especially stunning accessories piece.

 

 

hat closeup

 

 

Pavers is available for sale directly from Twist Collective (click here) or you can purchase it through Ravelry (click here). The great thing about Twist Collective is that they provide fair payment to their designers. When you purchase a pattern from Twist Collective you know that you are supporting a publication that loves independent designers. They also provide wonderful technical editing, layouts, pictures which results in a publication of exceptional quality.

 

 

all three accessories together

 

 

For the love of Cables: I am becoming a cable-loving junkie. Those intertwined, accented stitches are worked together like a puzzle piece, and it’s so cool!  Looking back at a cable-stitch path that I knit is very similar to how I feel when I hike to a mountain overlook. There is a deep sense of accomplishment there, and I love to take it all in. For Pavers I did some cable-work magic to make the diamond cable designs flow well with the decrease shaping for the hat and mittens. I think it the end result is beautiful. The cables on the cowl are interlocked in a repeating double-diamond cable pattern.  I love designing interlocking stitch patterns, so it was a real delight to have the opportunity to create this design. The pattern includes written and charted cable instructions (woo-hoo!). I try to provide both when I can, for whatever knitting preferences you happen to have (I am a chart follower, myself).

 

 

interlocking cables

 

 

Perfect for Fall: When I think about knitting, I almost always think of fall. I love when my patterns release for fall knitting, because I can then associate them with warm drinks, cool days, and changing colors. Accessories are especially wonderful to wear in the fall because you never know how the weather will change from morning-to-afternoon-to-night. So having the option to take off or pull on warm accesories is just so great. Accessories easily fit in a bag, trunk or tucked under your chair for when you need them next.  I also love fall because it reminds me that holiday knitting is underway.  Pavers provides such a variety of sizes and pieces, and is unisex – all of which make it a great pattern for holiday knitting. You can pick and choose which pieces would best fit your loved ones (which is super thoughtful of you).

 

 

mittens!

 

 

 

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