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Twist Collective Blog

Throwback Thursday: Maire Riding Jacket

 

 

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Remember this beauty

 

 

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Maire is a stunning coat with lovely large-scale cables and a simple closure. In springy wool you get a garment that keeps it's shape, as well as nice definition in the cables. I'll take one in pearly pale grey please. 

 

 

 

Designer Post: Cloudburst

Kephren Pritchett headshot

 

Today's post comes to you from Kephren Pritchett, designer of the lovely Cloudburst cardigan in our newest issue. You can find out more about Kephren by checking out her blog, Twitter, or Instagram! Enjoy. 

 

 

 

 

I have a pattern in the Winter issue of Twist CollectiveCloudburst is an open-front, raglan-sleeved cardigan worked up in bespoke Merino, silk, and mohair yarn from Catherine Lowe.

 

 

closed front cardigan

 

 

The yarn is light and warm, with a beautiful drape. The sweater is worked mostly in stockinette stitch with seed stitch borders, but the fronts are worked in a simple yet striking lace pattern.

 

 

 

open, from the back

 

 

Cloudburst is completely seamless, so when you’re done, you’re done! (except for weaving in a few ends of course). If you have any questions about the pattern you can ask them in the Kephren Knitting Studio Ravelry Group, or just stop in to say hi! I’d love to hear from you.

 

 

draped

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. 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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