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Twist Style Fridays: Caulkins

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 folks! 

 

I'm on a pretty serious knitting binge these days. Something about the weather, I guess. Communing with wool just seems like the best possible use of the majority of my time. This week's sweater is for when you feel like covering yourself with a dense, squishy layer of wool, but you still want to look elegant. Hey there Caulkins. Hi. 

 

 

back

 

 

I love the way the large cables alternate their direction on the front and back panels. I also love the texture of the sleeves. 

 

 

front detail

 

 

I love how the ribbing flows organically into the cables at the hem and the collar, too. This sweater is really a thing of beauty. Even with allover texture and cables on the front and back, this could be a speedy knit with this squishy yarn and 6mm needles. 

 

A sweater with this much personality doesn't need a lot of look to be part of a stunning outfit, but you know me. I don't believe in the idea of too much. The one on the left I've titled "meowlennial" but I don't have enough brain juice to pun the other two because winter. 

 

How will you wear Caulkins

Throwback Thursday: Evendim

Do you remember Evendim

 

 

collar detail

 

 

This lace and cable pattern is stunning, and the sweater contains just enough of it. 

 

 

hem and cuff detail

 

 

I also love the buttons along the raglan line, which also makes the drama of the asymmetrical shawl collar a little bit adjustable! 

Twist Style Fridays: Macoun

very 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 Twistfans! 

 

This new year is getting real, friends. People are settling into (or out of) their resolutions, planning out their next adventures, thinking about what they want to knit this year. I have a *lot* of feelings about how new year's resolutions function, but I also love making plans and thinking about what I want to call into my life, so I set a few 2017 intentions. I plan to get myself a plant and keep it alive, visit all my friends with new babies, and work towards playing music with friends (one of my besties has loaned me one of her autoharps). What are you wishing for or calling forth for this new year? What do you want to knit?? 

 

It's not a resolution exactly, but a new habit in my life is listening to podcasts. I know they've been around forever, but I'm a late-to-the-party luddite, so I'm just getting to know how awesome they are. Last night I was facilitating a workshop about body image with some youth volunteers at a former workplace, and in the course of two hours, I talked about 3 or 4 podcasts. They're great for knitting to, especially if you're using a chart or counting or knitting something that requires more concentration than permits TV watching. 

 

Maybe something like this

 

Macoun

 

 

Squishy cables, a shawl collar, and simple shaping make Macoun a perfect winter warmer. 

 

 

backside view

 

 

This sweater is all about texture, so that's what I thought about putting together these outfits; wool and velvet and leather. Mix it up! 

How will you wear Macoun

 

 

 

 

 

 

Throwback Thursday: Midtown

Lots of folks talk about process versus product knitters. I fall into both categories, depending on my mood, the project, and who it's intended for. Midtown pulls on both kinds of heartstrings for me. There is a steek, some simple (but challenging for me, a colorwork scaredy-cat) stranding work, and a sewn zipper; so many opportunities to learn new skills!! And then at the end, you have this skirt that's just the cutest. 

 

 

front

 

 

I mean, come on. Midtown is so pretty. Also sweater-skirts are the cozy-warmest and look so great on butts of all shapes and sizes. 

 

 

zipper and button detailin motion

 

 

The possible color combos are literally endless, but I think you should choose one neutral and one really rich deep color, like plum or merlot or petrol. 

Twist Style Fridays: Tourelle

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, fashion fans! 

 

I just got back from a week in Mexico, which was a very welcome reprieve from the chilly winter world. Packing for a trip is always a fashion puzzle. How do you know what you are going to want to wear six days from now?? Probably my best fashion win was the day that my lipstick matched my bathing suit. Also the fact that all my makeup is really and truly waterproof, so I could play in the waves and not mess my mascara. Dear ocean, I miss you already. 

 

 

Coming home is the trickiest bit, when travelling from a real warm place to a pretty cold place. I brought a not-too-heavy wool sweater and a light jacket and it was the right thing to do. This one might serve you well in a similar circumstance, or like, every day ever because it's pretty as heck. 

 

 

Tourelle

 

 

Tourelle's bubbles and chevrons are fun to knit and lovely to look at. Me, I would lower the funnel collar just a tiny bit to more of a crew neckline, but I'm fussy about fabric around my throat. 

 

 

side view

 

 

The faux side seam is also a lovely detail, as is the cable that echoes down the sleeves. 

 

 

cable detail

 

 

I think Tourelle wants to take you out for a fancy dinner, or maybe to a show of some sort. Get a little fancy, and show her off. 

 

How will you wear Tourelle?

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