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Twist Style Friday: Haden

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.


 

 

This post is travelling through time you guys. Some of my favourite humans live in other time zones, so I am somewhat accustomed to time-related discombobulation, and wishing for a tesseract. I'm writing to you from the past (or rather, when I wrote this, I was writing to you in the future). I'm at camp this week, so likely right now I am woefully underslept, excited to soon make my own decisions about when I eat and what I eat, and already sad to leave behind the literal best week of my year. Don't worry, I brought knitting

 

Most of the time, when I'm going someplace, I bring socks as my travel project. Sweaters can get unwieldy, and blankets are definitely too large to carry around (unless they are made in pieces, like this one or this one). Haden, however, because she is made in two simple pieces and has no sleeves, is a totally reasonable travel project. Plus, if you are a small-sized human, you can make this whole sweater with two hanks of sock yarn. That is a little bit magical. 

 

 

yoke and placket detail

 

 

Oh, and did I mention, she's cute as heck? Hi Haden. Hello. I like the diagonal lines and the delicate button placket. 

 

 

shot from the side

 

 

For styling I thought a lot about texture and layering, and about those ice cream cone shoes that are unlike anything I have ever seen before in my whole life. I got a pair of super ripped up jeans a few weeks ago (despite the part of my brain that was all "why are you paying for a thing that is literally 95% destroyed") and it is shocking how much I like them. I have to convince myself to occasionally wear something else. 

 

 

How will you wear Haden

Throwback Thursday: Zigmund

I waffle between being a process knitter and a product knitter. Sometimes I just really want to have (and wear) the thing, and sometimes it is the making of it that is the most appealing part. A dream project is one where I feel both excited to make the thing, and also to then have it (or give it away). 

 

 

Zigmund sweater

 

 

The day I want to take on steeking, I'm going to cast on for a Zigmund

 

colorwork detail

 

 

I would love to knit this with a pale greige as the main colour, and some shades of peach and lemon for the patterning. Lightness and brightness!! Black and greyscale would also be stunning, or brown and some greens! 

 

 

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Zigmund would make a delightful addition to your sweater collection, and would be a blast to knit. Think about it! 

Twist Style Friday: Gwendolyn

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! As you read this, I'm making sure my headlamp has batteries and my bugspray has bugspray. I'm heading to my favourite place to spend the next week with the best kids in the universe and have one million feelings. I'm bringing all my wool socks, and a couple of knit sweaters too. I hope when I come home they all smell like woodsmoke and are infused with a little glitter. 

 

I do wish I had a densely cabled, hooded sweater to bring along like this one

 

 

back view cardiganfront cardigan

 

 

Gwendolyn is one of the dozen sweaters we reimagined with new yarns for our most recent issue (and parcelled as an e-book for a sweet discount!). It also gave us a chance to show you Gwendolyn as a cardigan, versus her original pullover form from Fall 2010. You get both versions when you but the pattern, so pick your sweater poison and get knitting!! 

 

 

cable detailpullover front

 

 

I'm into this sweater as a mostly-neutral, but with a pop of another colour. You can make it without the accent, of course, but I think you should keep that sweet little detail. It also made me want to bring *more colors* into the equation, because more is more, right? More is definitely more. 

 

 

How will you wear Gwendolyn?

 

Throwback Thursday: Neko

Dresses with pockets, you guys. Dresses! With Pockets!! 

 

 

pockets! full shot

 

 

If you want to wear this lovely thing this winter, it's not a bad time to get started! A springy merino will hold it's shape and keep you cozy. 

 

 

upper back detailfull rear view

 

 

Think about adding Neko to your wardrobe! 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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