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Twist Style Friday: Rumford

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 fashion fans, and a happy Friday to you. I've been busy working on some greify performance art in Winnipeg, and Marnie has been holding down the Style Friday fort (because she rules). It's chilly here, and I've been grateful for my woollens. I do wish that I had brought a knitted cardigan though. Perhaps one a little like this... 

 

 

yoke

 

 

Snuggly, soft, lusciously cabled, and just a little bit fuzzy? Yes. Yes, please. 

 

 

back

 

 

On a combo of 6.5 and 8mm needles, this lovely thing will practically fly off your needles. 

 

Here are some ways to wear it! 

 

 

Did you know that swan-pants or shoe-bows could look so dignified? Me neither! How will you wear Rumford

 

 

 

 

Twist Style Friday: Windvine

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.


 

Hello to all. It's Marnie again, styling your Friday and missing Carly. I'll be honest with you all. I am not a fashionable person. Fashionably-speaking, I'm boring, predictable and bland. It's a real stretch for me to do these posts because I would probably wear 90% of knits with a pair of jeans, a cami and some boots with a low heel. Shawls are the only way I stretch out of that comfort zone and, let's be honest, it's basically like carrying a blanket around with me. So for this second week, I decided to make a rule for myself, to keep it interesting. But first, let's look at what I'm styling.

 

Take a gander at Windvine.

  

windvine

 

 

Lovely, don't you think? This is Henna Markkanen's pullover and I love the way the cables morph into the neckline so perfectly. Details like that really delight me. And the back is as beautiful as the front so you'll look as good while you make your exit as you did when you entered the room. Bravo!

 

 

windvine

 

 

Those gorgeous cables got me thinking about plaid. Who am I kidding? I'm always thinking about plaid. Anyway, I decided to come up with 4 different outfits that feature plaid in at least one piece. It was a pretty fun. 

 

 

windvine styled

 

How would you wear Windvine

 

Twist Style Friday: Lithograph

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, everyone. Marnie here, filling in for Carly which means another one of my reminders that shawls aren't just for dressing up. Obviously, most shawls are too delicate for mucking horse stalls or pouring foundations, so if you spend most of your time doing manual labor, they may not suit your lifestyle, but even those of you more likely to wear a tool belt than tulle probably have a few occasions where you get a little dressier and a shawl is a great way to add a little warmth and a lot of style. 

 

So let's look at Lithograph.

  

lithograph

 

 

This piece has all the features of a good, versatile shawl. Worked in a DK-weight yarn in a largely reverse stockinette pattern, the shawl is dense enough to provide real warmth. At 60" wide, it'll cover most or all of your arms or wrap snuggly around your neck. The lace border adds just enough fancy-pantsery to make it suitable for more formal occasions but it's not so frilly that it looks out of place with more casual outfits. While you can work it in a neutral color, most of my clothing is pretty boring so I love having a collection of brightly-colored shawls to choose from.

 

 

lithograph wrapped

 

 

I can see the start of rainy season, here in Portland, Oregon, has already got me thinking about spring flowers. I'm definitely letting my girlie side shine with this set. I even snuck in one of my own sewn garments. Anyone need a date to a wedding? I already have the perfect outfit.

 

 

lithograph styled

 

Do you think you could find a place for Lithograph in your wardrobe? 

 

Throwback Thursday: Faux Bois

Want to practice your colorwork, or maybe give seeking a try? Want a snuggly warm and stylish winter accessory (or a couple of them)? 

 

Remember Faux Bois

 

 

faux bois

 

 

I love the look of this scarf in earth tones like the original, but if you want to step away from a wood-like look, you could use any color combination you'd like! a graphic black and white would be beautiful, or my standard these days, a pale neutral and a neon bright. 

 

 

mittens

 

 

Mittens, scarf, or both, Faux Bois is a delightful addition to your winter wardrobe. 

 

 

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. 

 

backside

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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