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Throwback Thursday: Koleine

I was smitten with this sweater when we first published it, and I haven't changed my mind!

 

 

shoulder detail

 

 

Koleine's textural stripes are delicious, and I love the way they narrow at the waist. 

 

 

waist detailback detail

 

 

The cables are simple and lovely, the foldy collar is a delight. Plus, the whole thing is reversible. That's pretty cool. 

 

 

back shoulder

Twist Style Friday: Kirigami

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 had a really slow groggy morning, fashion fans. It's been a big couple of weeks, and I just wanted to stay in my bed until the leaves turn crimson and ochre. I have settled at a cafe with a sandwich and an iced coffee before me. Just before sitting down to write this, I opened a piece of mail from some friends of mine who just relocated to a smaller city outside Toronto, inviting me to their friendsgiving party, and the envelope was full of glitter. Half an hour ago, my day could be described as languid, slow, and gentle. Now it's bright, alert, and sparkly. Neither of these are bad, they are just different ways of having a day. Same could be said, I think, about the transformation that Kirigami underwent when she got a little Swatch It style makeover for our Spring Summer issue. 

 

 

version one, purple and cream version two

 

 

The OG Kirigami is snuggly and subtle. She's interesting and constructed unconventionally, but she doesn't smack you upside the head with her differentness. She's quirky, but just a little. New school Kirigami brings on the drama. She's bold and loud and she wants to be seen. 

 

back shoulder unbuttoned placket

 

 

This sweater is packed full of details I love: tiny buttons, a changeable neckline, multidirectional stripes, contrast hems, and asymmetry. YUM! 

 

 

new version, looking fab

 

 

I can sometimes be a sucker for a trend, and a knitting one I'm pretty into right now is gradient yarns. I think this sweater would be a stunning and unusual pattern choice for a gradient yarn or set- one continuous color, striped with an ombre, wouldn't that be gorgeous?? 

 

The contrast in the new version made me want to go big with the styling. Welcome to drama-rama, friends. 

 

 

 

How will you wear Kirigami

 

Throwback Thursday: Astra

Taking a stroll through old issues of Twist for things to feature on Throwback Thursdays is almost as fun as flipping through a new issue! 

 

Today we remember Astra- neither gone nor forgotten, and still in my knitting queue. 

 

neck and raglan linehem and sleeve edge

 

 

I don't know you guys. I think this sweater might be perfect? The cabled raglan line, wavy hems, and welted boatneck are simple, pretty details that perfectly match a sweater with an easy shape and clean lines. 

 

 

full view

Twist Style Friday: Ormond

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 friends!! 

 

I'm back from my week working at camp, getting ready for my brother's wedding this weekend! Busy busy busy. The girl on the go needs a sweater like Ormond in her corner, always ready to keep you cozy at a moment's notice. Whether it's an evening chill or an overzealous air conditioner that's got you feeling chilled, Ormond has you covered. 

 

 

side vieworiginal version, from the front

 

 

Yep, Ormond is another of the dozen sweaters we reinvented this issue, so you can see her a few different ways. Whether you want the sprightly spring of the cotton/wool original, or the slink of the new version's alpaca/silk, Ormond's simple shape and stripey lace is an excellent use of whatever yarn you're currently crushing on. 

 

 

back shoulder detail

 

 

It's easy to see how Ormond can be anything from a bathing suit cover-up to a blazer. Me, I feel like a cardigan that doesn't close is just calling for a full skirt, but you do you. 

 

 

 

How will you wear Ormond?

Throwback Thursday: Scout

Scout is the snuggly, slightly elegant version of the baseball tees I wore basically every day of 2002 and 2003. I guess I was ahead of my time, as she made her Twist debut in Fall 2011

 

 

scout

 

 

The turned hems keep things elegant, the patterned sleeves add a pop of color, and the buttoned raglan placket is a truly adorable detail. 

 

 

raglan placket detail

 

 

There are three colors in that sleeve pattern, can you see? 

 

 

sleeve detail

 

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