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Twist Style Fridays: Tenaya

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.



Hey there fashion fans. Carly here, with another installment of Style Fridays. This week- Tenaya, Elizabeth Doherty's super pretty (and seamless!) cardigan. Here's how you've seen it already-

Tenaya in Twist


And just because they are wearing me out with their simplicity and gorgeousness, let's take a closer look at some of those details, shall we?


Front panel detail


The decorative ribbing and clean collar and button bands are so lovely. This is definitely on my to-knit list for the coming winter. I've made my share of sweaters that I don't wear, but this one seems pretty perfect- it looks great open or closed; it's detailed enough to be the star of an outfit, but basic enough that you could wear it with loud prints without them competing. Clearly, you can knit it in whatever color you like, but this jewel blue is amazing. It's close enough to a denim tone that you can treat it like a neutral but it's also so rich and pretty on it's own! For this first set, i used it like a neutral, with some of the colors I am always most excited about for autumn- mustardy yellows and oranges. You know, in case you want to dress like the changing leaves.

Tenaya, autumn color outfits

The outfit on the left has a sparkly top just barely peeking out from under this stunning cardigan, but you could unbutton it further to show a little more flash. I think the sequins might catch a bit of light through the eyelets too. The outfit on the right could also be worn with patterned or lace tights for extra warmth and adorableness.


My second set focuses on acid-brights and silvery neutrals. A cozy, but still tailored knit like this one plays well with soft, drapey fabrics, or with more structured suiting.

Tenaya with silver and brights

I simply could not choose between the girly flats and studded boots with the outfit on the left. I think either works really well, depending on where your day might take you. Wear something a little sexy underneath the sweater on any of these outfits to take your outfit out for the evening.

I noticed that some of you have already cast on for this delightful project- I can't wait to see your finished garments, and how you wear them! Tell me about you styling ideas for this cardi, or make your own sets in Polyvore and post them on our Facebook or Twitter (#twiststyle). How would you wear Tenaya?