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Westminster Fibers Giveaway

Today's giveaway is from Westminster Fibers, and it's an exciting one.

 

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Well, actually, it's three exciting ones! If you have been itching to knit Laresca or Sapwood, today could be your lucky day. Two lucky winners will get the Laresca pattern and enough Rowan Panama to make it. One lucky winner will get the Sapwood pattern, and enough SMC Extra Fine Merino to make it!

 

 

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Take a look at how pretty these tops willl look in the colors of yarn we are giving away!

 

 

check out the colors!

 

Due to shipping restrictions, only entries from the US and Canada are eligible to win these prizes. International folks, we have more stuff for you, don't worry!

Your assignment is a juicy one; tell us about your first ever successful knitting project! You decide what success means. Tell is about it on today's Facebook thread, the Westminster Giveaway discussion on Ravelry, or (if the story is short enough) by tweeting it .@twistcollective (don't forget the dot). We can't wait to hear about your knitting triumph. Enter by the end of the day for a chance at these great prizes!

Briggs and Little Giveaway

Fall has launched! We are so excited about showing you this issue. Even better; the launch was not even close to being the end of our Twisiversay celebration. No, folks, this is just the beginning. We have so much more amazing stuff to give you. Today is no exception.

 

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Today's prize is a Briggs and Little canvas knitting tote full of Red Atlantic yarn, and one of our most-loved patterns, Sylvi.

 

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This sweater looks like it's straight out of a fairy tale, so today we want to know (by comment on today's Facebook thread) which fictional character (fairy tale or otherwise) you would be. Tell us by the end of today for a chance to win this great prize! Due to shipping restrictions, this prize is only available to knitters in the US and Canada. Knitters further afield, do not depair. We have more prizes coming for you!

Twist Style Friday: Zigreta

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.


 

Hi Twisters.


What a week it's been! We're celebrating our fifth anniversary, giving away great swag, having amazing conversations with readers on social media, and our Fall issue just dropped. I'm not the guy who made it, so I don't feel remotely conceited telling you that I am SO PSYCHED about this issue. I went on a queueing spree. I've already chosen my first project, which I will write about for y'all if I ever finish it (if i ever finish *anything*).

 

Fall is the best. It's my favorite season. I love everything about it. You will get bored of hearing (or reading) me say that until winter arrives. I'm heading to a camp for the weekend, and I am bringing a bathing suit and a toque, and I couldn't be happier about it. I may even wear them at the same time.

 

When I saw the clothes in the new issue, wanted to immediately style everything. I may have, in fact, played paper dolls with several of them over the last few days. I had to choose one to start off the styling season with. So I picked one of my faves. Oh, hello Zigreta.

 

Zigreta

 

This is one of those garments that is thoughtfully designed from all angles. The back is just as pretty as the front. That neckline is so pretty. Someone on twitter was talking about making one as a cardigan, skeeking it right down the middle. A serious cardigan girl myself, I love this idea.

 

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You know me, I like silly clothes and flashy things, but I think this sweater, particularly in a bright color, should really be the star of your outfit's show. I paired it with shades of grey and simple shoes.

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How will you wear Zigreta?

Signature Needle Arts Giveaway

Good morning everyone!


Welcome to another exciting day of giving you stuff! Today, it's thanks to:

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We have three amazing prizes, all consisting of great needles from Signature Needle Arts and a Twist pattern of your choice! 

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All you have to do to enter is tell us which pattern you would choose if you won. Tweet your answer to us (.@twistcollective), comment on today's Facebook thread, or join the Signature Needle Arts discussion in our Ravelry group.

Do you want to take a closer look at those goodies? Of course you do!

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Signature Needle Arts Signature Convertible Circulars Stalk Size 07, awesome stitch markers
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nd the Twist Collective pattern of your choice)

 

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Signature Needle Arts DPNs Size US 4/3.5mm
(and the Twist Collective pattern of your choice)

 

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Signature Needle Arts pair of size 3/3.25mm Single Point Needles
(and the Twist Collective pattern of your choice)

Simply Socks Giveaway

It's a little grey and rainy here today. If it's gloomy in your neck of the woods, this should help. We're giving away awesome sock prize packs! Kate's cool Sideswipe sock pattern, and Simply Socks Poste yarn in either the Gold Coast or Vegas Strip colorways will make their way to two lucky knitters.

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Simply socks

Your challenge is a really fun one! Post a photo of yourself with a sock puppet (even better if it's with a sock that you knitted!) as a comment on today's post on facebook our Simply Socks discussion thread in our Ravelry group. You have until the end of the business day Wednesday.

 

Carly with her puppet

 

To start you off, here is a silly one of me (Carly) with a snake-puppet made from my Empoissonnee sock. Fittingly, this pattern is from our premiere issue!

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