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Twist Style Friday: Safdie

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 know that the extended summer we had this year is probably a harbinger of the coming environmental apocalypse, but I have to admit that staving off the first snow until the middle of November is probably my favourite harbinger. 

 

The upside of the chilly weather that has finally arrived is that I find myself VERY MOTIVATED to knit. I finished two languishing sweater projects in the last few weeks (one of which is my own design) , and have made serious progress on two shawl projects. Esther Perel is keeping my excellent company during these adventures, and next on my listening list is the third Harry Potter book and then the accompanying episode of Witch Please.  I hope you are finding time to knit, especially if your projects are from the pages of this lovely magazine

 

Speaking of Twist patterns, have you taken a close look at Safdie

 

 

 yoke detail on Safdie, a yellow sweater with a ribbed yoke, modeled by a woman with dark brown hair and light brown skin, outdoors with blurry trees in the background

 

 

I dig the pretty yoke, the line of eyelets at the rib-edge, the split hem, and the bracelet sleeve. 

 

 

sleeve and side detailback

 

 

This lovely yarn is a combo of merino, cotton, linen, and silk, which means it's cozy enough to keep you warm when the snow flies, and also light enough to wear in warmer months. Is this witchcraft (or maybe stitchcraft)?? Probably. 

 

Safdie is a great casual top to wear with jeans or leggings, like your favourite sweatshirt. She can also hold her own as a dressier top, or with trendier pieces. See? 

How will you wear Safdie

 

 

Twist Style Friday: Allegheny

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.


 

 

It's Friday again! I hope you had a good week! Mine was full of baseball, mostly, but now the World Series is over and my life is mostly purposeless. I also helped a friend move, and discovered that they not only own a ball-winder and a (really stunning) umbrella swift, but also have more yarn than I do. I couldn't tell if I was jealous, or just impressed. 

 

Today we are talking about Allegheny. Meow. 

 

brunette with medium tone skin wears a heavily cabled, open front cardigan over a button-down and red pants, outsideback of the same sweater

 

 

This densely cabled beauty is just what the doctor ordered for this time of year. She's snuggly and cozy, but not too heavy or long. The recommended yarn is mostly wool, with a little silk and just a slip of cashmere, also known as exactly what you want to envelop yourself in on a chilly day. It also comes in some stunning colours, Marakesh and Spain are the two that jump out at me, but as you can see, Allegheny is gorgeous in a neutral tone as well. 

 

 

close up of cable panels on sweater front

 

 

The multidirectional cables really do it for me, and I love the angled fronts. Since this piece is warm and dense, it can take some of your more summery clothes into the cooler weather as a layering piece. Hold onto summer just a little longer (without freezing your butt off) with open toed shoes, a swingy dress, or cropped jeans. 

 

How will you wear Allegheny

 

Twist Style Friday: Scarrington

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 wore a wool sweater this week. One evening I wore a wool sweater, scarf, wrist warmers, and a jacket. Knitters, our time of year has finally arrived. 

 

My newest opportunity to knit comes about because a bunch of my favourite people are really into the World Series, and baseball games are LONG. I'm not sure why there are 9 innings, but that sure is a lot of knitting time (especially when it only gets exciting in extra innings). I like championship sports because it's the time when sports are most like movies about sports. There is usually an underdog, and some character development, and some kind of climactic moment. It's great. In game two this week I developed a crush on LA Dodger Yasiel Puig, because he's a dreamboat and also we have the same hair

 

 Meet Scarrington. A highlighted raglan line always reminds me of the baseball tees I was fond of in the early 2000s. This is a little more refined. 

 

 

close up of shoulder and yoke of olive green handknit sweater with cabled sleeves and high neck, modeled by a thin brunette girl with olive skin. there are out of focus trees in the background.

 

 

I love the way the diminishing cables flow into the raglan lines. I like the high neckline, and the fabric density. a DK sweater is a solid one to have in your closet. It's lightweight enough to use as a layering piece, but also warm and snuggly enough to go it alone. 

 

 

closeup of cabled sleeve and sweater body.

 

 

Take a look at those cables!! They're lush in texture without being overly complex, and the hem finish is so lovely and exact. 

 

 

model sits in an adirondack chair on a dock, wearing the green sweater and dark floral pants, reading a book. there is a lake and some lush greenery in the background

 

 

Grab the pattern and yarn as a kit here, and get to work! You will want to have a Scarrington in your closet when the snow flies. 

 

I say, go for texture! Leather, tulle, wool, or velvet make for a lush fall outfit, and highlight the textural contrast between the sleek body and cabled sleeves of this piece. 

 

How will you wear Scarrington

Twist Style Fridays: Bereza

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 don't know what's going where you live, but southern Ontario has been downright balmy lately. It often feels like you can blink and miss autumn in this country, and I'm happy to have it sticking around a little longer. I even felt that way when I was navigating my home with a headlamp when the power went out for most of a day last week! 

 

'Tis the season for layering, friends. Whether you're guarding against the early morning chill, the one after sunset, an overly AC'd office, or a cool breeze, having a sweater or scarf (or both!) handy is just the ticket. 

 

I'd like you to meet Bereza

 

light skinned model with long brown straight hair wears an oatmeal cabled sweater and red pants against a background of evergreens

 

My favourite features: curved, split hem; central spine cable; boatneck; simple shape; maximum coziness. When I clicked on the yarn for more information, I was surprised to see that this is a single-ply bulky weight, because it doesn't look, well, bulky. It does look snuggly though, and lofty. 

 

 

close-up of cables on the back of the sweater. two central twists run the vertical center of the sweater, and leafy motifs lean towards the shoulders on either side

 

 

With a simple allover lace pattern and stockinette panels where all the shaping happens, you could whip this up real quick if you want to. You can even get yarn and pattern in a handy kit, right here

 

As for styling, I recommend Bereza as a layering piece over things with clean lines and simple shapes. Have a collar peek out over the boat neck, or one of those cute strappy things that's everywhere right now. 

 

 

 

How will you wear Bereza

Twist Style Friday: Belem

On Fridays, 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.


 

 

Hey there! It's been a little while! We have been cooking up some new stuff in the Twist kitchen, and I'm excited to be back to talk about clothes with all of you delightful humans. 

 

Can we talk about this sweater? Hello there, pretty. 

 

 

a model with light skin and dark hair wears an olive cardigan and a yellow floral skirt, sitting on a dock on water, surrounded by trees.

 

 

A worsted weight cardigan is a quick knit that will serve you well on chilly days. You can wear her over summer dresses, keep her in your chilly office, or toss her over something trendy when the wind blows. You'll be snuggly warm, but not overheated, since the neck is scooped and there is a little lace at the shoulder. 

 

 

detail shot of scoop neckline and simple lace on shoulder caps of the same olive green cardigan.

 

 

You can get the pattern *and* the lovely yarn as a kit, here

 

This time of year gets me really jazzed about fabrics and textures. Layering means you can wear MORE CLOTHES at the same time, and I think you should This set is all about velvet and mesh and metallics and yes, the top in the middle is a bodysuit because bodysuits are amazing. 

 

How will you wear Belem

 

 

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