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Twist Stye Friday: Epiphany

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.


 

 

Epiphany is one of the sweaters to get the epic Swatch It treatment in our newest issue. Have you looked at that article? We took 12 stunning sweaters from past issues of Twist and knit them in different yarns. We did it for you. We also have the patterns parcelled as an e-book, and deeply discounted. I'm just telling you, because I think you should know. I'm hoping you like getting a deal as much as I do. Like when I got a leather jacket last week because it was 70% off, which saved me six hundred dollars I never would have spent. 

 

I think you might want to make this sweater. 

 

 

modeled Epiphany

 

 

 

I think I want to make this sweater, and I don't like colorwork, or gradients on garments, or high-neck pullovers. It is just so gosh darn pretty I can barely manage. I might be inclined to flip the black and the white, mostly because I am really good at spilling things on myself and so a pale sweater like that just seems like a risky proposition. 

 

 

 

dancing Epiphany

 

 

 

Epiphany is a snuggly sweater you can wear to read yourself poetry and drink tea in a cozy chair, but I want you to take her out on the town. Take her on a date to eat shaved ice with fresh fruit even though it's not quite hot enough yet (thus the sweater). Take her to a karaoke night and sing something adorable. Take her someplace a little fancy, and drink a drink the comes with something whimsical on the rim of your glass, like a curl of cedar or a pickled pepper. Wear great shoes. 

 

How will you wear Epiphany

 

 

Throwback Thursday: Sanderling

I spent the first half of this week at a friend's lake house. It snowed during our drive up, which mostly dashed my dreams of getting into the lake. The sun shone a bunch during our walks along the rocky beach, afternoons drinking tea indoors, and forest hikes. 

 

It was perfect weather for Sanderling

 

 

front detail

 

 

The allover lace gives it a little breeziness, but Sanderling is still a snuggly thing. 

 

 

back

 

 

The light scalloping at the bottom makes it look polished, even as a garment that is mostly for coziness.

 

 

full shot

 

 

You can make Sanderling out of anything you like, but she was designed with this yarn in mind, which is made from recycled jeans. So that is kind of cool. I think it's perfect in this pearly grey, but the Lava and Forest colorways are the ones I would gravitate towards. 

Déjà Vu ebook available

flux wrist

My cold has left me not in the mood for a selfie, so here's the pretty cuff with a pretty bracelet

 

It's a surprisingly chilly (well, I do live in Canada so it's not THAT surprising) spring day here so what better way to feel snuggly than a cashmere sweater?! I am wearing just that in the form of Flux so I figured I'd take this opportunity to remind you all that there's a fantastic ebook available. It's got 12 amazing patterns in there and it's only $36 for the whole book!

ebook

Color me: Cassabana

Hey friends. What do I do when I have a sore throat and someone said the word "snow" in the weather forecast? I play with photoshop and imagine pretty knits. How about this one today? It's Cassabana in Classic Elite Yarns Cerro.

cassabana color me

Twist Style Friday: Anyolite

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.


 

 

Good morning lovelies. 

 

I just had a slow morning coffee with my darling friend Clara who was visiting this week. When we met (in 2011 I think), I was living in Montreal and she was living in Toronto. For a few glorious years we shared a city, and with her recent relocation to la belle province, the swap is complete. We spent this week doing things that teenage girls do, because we both believe that teenage girls are secret geniuses who know what good is better than most of us. We hung out at the mall, went to thrift stores, painted our nails, listened to pop music, drank too much coffee, and laughed our butts off.  Last night there was a rousing game of Therapy (the literal best board game ever). 

 

This week's sweater could be loved by humans of a number of age ranges! It was one of the ones that stood out to my mom, when she and I looked through the new issue this week. My mom is a knitter, but she is nervous about taking the sweater plunge. I think she can do it! Go mom! 

 

Look how pretty Anyolite is! 

 

 

anyolite short sleeve sweater, modelled

 

 

The textured yoke, the lacy column down the front, the cute little sleeves, the easy shape, the neat folded hems... this is a great springtime sweater, and a speedy little knit too! 

 

 

yoke detail

 

 

Until I took a closer look at the side view photo below, I hadn't even noticed that chevron column down the sides, and now it's the detail I am probably most excited about. Look! 

 

 

side detail

 

 

I resisted to urge to go full teenage girl on this styling set, because I want you *all* to know how pretty you will look in this sweater, and so much fashion advice focuses on really young women, but the little winks are in there. Plus I want you to know that the shoes on the bottom right are the exact ones I found at a secondhand shop yesterday for $19 and they are even cuter than they look in the picture. I think Clara is my shopping good luck charm. I hope you all get to spend the weekend with some people who make you feel just a little bit magical. 

 

 

How will you wear Anyolite

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