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Twist Style Friday: Kimberlite

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 don't know what climate all of you live in, but here in Toronto, I can tell you that summer has arrived. I have already jumped in a lake, eaten a BBQ dinner in someone's backyard, and overheated in my sleep. The time is nigh, friends; get thee poolside, or whatever it is you do to celebrate/survive the warm times. 

 

Knitters sometimes lament the warmer weather. It isn't a time that supports us showing off our most precious handmade things, or seeing them on the people we love. Except that sometimes it actually is! Cool summer nights are lovely for shawls and lacy cardigans, and if you knit with some smart fiber blends, knitted tops can actually be great in the heat. 

 

Kimberlite has your back, and by that I mean she has a vent in the back so you have some built in airflow. Just don't forget the sunscreen

 

 

back detail with diamond-shaped cutoutside stitch pattern detail

 

 

See how the diamond cutout in the back is echoed with a fractal-ish diamond stitch pattern on the side? She is effectively a simple cap-sleeve tee, but with some seriously cute asymmetry, a spicy cutout, and a pretty neckline. In a wool-cotton blend, she has enough bounce to keep her shape and enough cotton to keep you cool. Plus no sleeves means you can knit her in a snap

 

 

 

neckline detail

 

 

As for outfits, my recipe is simple. really cute flat shoes, at least one bold piece of jewelry, and literally whatever bottoms you feel like wearing. From ripped denim to sparkly tulle, Kimberlite can top it all. 

 

How will you wear Kimberlite

 

Throwback Thursday: Knoten

These socks are great. Remember Knoten

 

knoten socks

 

 

It's a rare sock that looks this cool from the bottom. 

 

 

soles with soul

 

 

Yours don't have to be fraternal twins like these, but they can be. These remind me of circuit boards, and I like it. 

 

 

heel detailsside view

 

 

 

Color me: Haden

Do you know who has some pretty excellent colors? The Fibre Company. And do you know what happens when Courtney Kelley OF the Fibre Company makes a top? You get an adorable little thing called Haden in Canopy Fingering. And then great colors + great top = lots of possibilities. Which is your favorite? I'm partial to fern, but I'd do pink buttons. And gauva is really up my alley but I'd probably do raspberry buttons... contrasting buttons is my thing lately. What do you think?

haden color me

Twist Style Friday: Picard TNG

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.


 

 

We are looking at Picard this week -- for the second time on Style Friday -- and I am resisting the urge to make a million Star Trek jokes. You don't have to be a nerd to appreciate this sweater. 

 

 

Picard from the back

 

 

This is a cool sweater. The patterning is a little understated in a solid color, but the graphic lines still have a boldness about them. I love the cuff details especially, and the shape of the collar.

 

 

Picard, dancing

 

 

This Picard 2.0 brings some springtime lightens to the pattern with this pale neutral shade. When I was styling it I was thinking about early spring picnics, cool summer evenings, and times when you feel just a little bit fancy. 

 

 

 

How will you wear Picard

Throwback Thursday: Pinecote

I'm knitting a lot of big things right now. More than one blanket, a couple of large shawls, and a sweater. Knitting is slow magic, and once in a while, I really like to take a break from the long-term projects and pick something I can crank out in a couple of evenings of TV. If you have a hankering for some instant gratification knitting, consider Pinecote

 

 

Pinecote from the front

 

 

I love the graphic travelling stitches in this hat, and the beautiful decrease pattern on the crown. If you made this in a kelly green, it could be a lucky clover that you take with you everywhere. 

 

 

crown

 

 

Just as pretty as when we first released it! 

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