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Twist Style Friday: Flux

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 learned how to cable on the same night that I learned how to use DPNs to knit in the round. It was at Thursday Night Stitch'n'bitch, the motley crew of weirdos and nerds I knitted with for years in Montreal. From the moment I understood the concept and execution, I was hooked. Cables are amazing. In her article in our latest issue, Fiona Ellis says that cables can make you look like a knitting genius.  They add depth and complexity to fabric. They can be simple of intricate, repeating or not. High impact, low effort. This is how I live. 

 

 

back viewfront

 

 

Flux is one of the twelve pieces that we reinvented for this issue. She originally appeared in our Fall 2011 issue, and she is back this time with more cashmere

 

 

fall 2011 version, pulloverpullover from the back

 

 

For styling, I tried the following thought experiment: what if Wednesday Addams was a burlesque performer? 

 

How will you wear Flux

 

Throwback Thursday: Spur

I'm writing to you all from a cottage near Santa's Village in Ontario, and i spent the last few days camping in Killbear provincial park. I have a few things to say about that: wool socks, wool socks, wool socks. 

 

Remember these

 

 

Spur socks

 

I really like how the motifs on this sock are kind of tall. especially on a small object like a sock, colorwork often looks like a sweet skinny band of patterning, or a repeating horizontal something. This seems airy somehow, in it's tallness. Am I even making sense here? Look at this toe. Just look at it. 

 

 

toe

 

 

These seem extremely cozy. I'm also a fan of the unusual heel business. 

 

 

heel business

 

 

Think about adding Spur to your collection of cozy foot-coverings. You won't be sorry. 

 

 

 

 

 

Twist Style Friday: Wingspan

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.


 

 

If you've looked through our latest issue, you know that this instalment of Swatch It took a dozen sweater patterns from previous issues of Twist and gave them new life by switching up the yarns used in their making (which, in case you forgot, you can get as a pattern bundle at a deep discount!). The one we are looking at today is Wingspan, first published in Winter 2010, which was before Style Friday was a thing we were doing. This excites me. 

 

 

undyed version, modelledside view of sam sweater, on a different model

 

 

I once called this sweater "the cure for second sleeve syndrome" because of how you knit the whole top half side to side in one piece, then work the cowl upwards and the ribbed body downwards, both from stitches you pick up from the cabled section. Tell me that doesn't sound like fun. 

 

 

blue version, from the back

 

 

The cables are stunning, and the unconventional construction gives me glee. Knitting adventure! In the pages of Twist we have shown you Wingspan as the star of an outfit.  She totally shines with proper basics like jeans or black pants. Since I am the opposite of a minimalist, in styling, I wanted to ask the question- but what if *everything* shines? 

 

My prescription: sparkles and circles, circles and sparkles. 

 

How will you wear Wingspan

Throwback Thursday: Pixel

There is a heat warning in Toronto right now, so it feels a bit funny to be thinking about cold weather accessories, but they are actually great projects to knit in the summertime. Hats and mittens are great portable projects to work on during a cottage weekend or a BBQ. They're small and make quick progress. Plus, when the cold weather arrives, you'll be prepared! If you are one of those magnanimous people who knits holiday gifts for people you love, making accessories in the summertime is a really smart move. 

 

Remember Pixel

 

 

hat side view

 

 

The graphic pattern is simple and adorable. I dig the earflaps. In red the little circles look a bit like tiny kisses. 

 

 

mittens!the whole set

 

 

When you get started on your fall and winter knitting, think about Pixel

 

 

Twist Style Friday: Papeda

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 has been a heavy week in the world, fashion fans. The kind that shows us the difference between the world we live in and the world we want. The size that gap is getting me down, so I've absconded to a cottage with one of my besties and her two small babies. 

 

 

neckline detail

 

 

Silk is a pretty magical fiber. It has a lovely sheen, takes dye like a dream, and drapes wonderfully. It also is cool in the summer, and warm in the winter. I want this in bright coral or a deeper chartreuse. This pretty yarn comes in a lot of colors

 

 

side detailback

 

 

I like the simple shaping and the pretty neckline. I like the slits on the sides and the lace trim. 

 

I swear I didn't pick so many lemony things because there were lemons in these photos. I must have been subconsciously influenced. 

 

 

lemons and lace

 

 

How will you wear Papeda

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