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Twist Style Friday: Wickford

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.


 

 

Pull out the woolies everyone! The chilly weather has arrived. I'm heading to an even cooler place this weekend, and I'm bringing a lot of warm things and wool things with me. I may also be bringing several bags of giant glitter, because performance art is weird and great. 

 

This sweater isn't particularly weird, but it is great. 

 

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I like the big, graphic cables, especially the way they trail up the shoulders. 

 

 

shoulder saddle

 

 

Even with so much intricate cable work, on 5mm needles and this lofty tweed yarn, this could be a pretty quick knit. You could be wearing Wickford very soon. Don't you want to?  The cables reminded me a little of plaid, another pattern that can look super different (but always awesome) if you mess with it's scale. For example, check out my teeny-tiny plaid manicure

 

 

plaid nails

 

 

Or you could look at these outfits, featuring plaids of varying sizes. It's a little bit punk, and a little bit librarian (by which I mean it's perfect). 

How will you wear Wickford

 

 

 

 

Twist Style Friday: Carrick

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.


 

 

Happy Friday friends! 

 

It's finally October, the most wonderful time of the year. Warm days and cool evenings are helping me sleep and encouraging me to knit sweaters and make soups and I really just think this time of the year is perfection.  I'm making myself a super plain pullover right now, that I think I will were every day this winter, but I also want to make some really luscious textured sweaters. Have you taken a close look at Carrick

 

 

cable detail

 

 

This color reminds me of my first pair of Doc Martens, which were a kind of blackened cherry. This piece would be stunning in just about any shade, but this one has so much lovely depth. I would advise keeping the tone rich and deep with just a hint of variation. This bouncy, round yarn is perfect for this high relief cable pattern, and comes in a whole lot of gorgeous tonal colorways. 

 

 

backside

 

 

Also this thing happens in October where suddenly pumpkins and decorative gourds and vaguely spooky things are everywhere and I love it. Halloween isn't really my thing, but I get a little deep witch sometimes. Carrick can get a little witchy too; check it out. I love me a little aggressive femininity, and I think Carrick is a bold enough babe to carry off just about any big look. I suggest serious textures and powerful shoes. 

 

 How will you wear Carrick

 

 

Throwback Thursday: Sorrel

Imagine these pretty cuffs poking out of the tops of your favourite fall boots? 

 

 

closeup

 

 

I like the subtly patterned heel and the roundness of the cable motifs. Sorrel, you so have my number. 

 

 

foot detail

 

 

I also like how the cable goes all the way to the end of the toe. It's a little detail, but it's just perfect. 

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! 

 

 

 

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