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Twist Style Friday Double Feature: Charette and Bosun

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 dear readers. It's the end of daylight savings time this weekend, and although I will be sad to see the night descend while it's really still afternoon, I will be very happy to see the light of day when I wake up in the morning. It just seems deeply wrong somehow to get up while it's still dark.

 

A friend from summer camp when I was a teenager told me about a town in Massachussetts where daylight savings time is optional, so it could be possible for your office to be running on "fast time" and your kid's school to be running on "slow time" and you would have to have clocks in different rooms read different times. Was he pulling my leg, or is this a real thing?


Either way, time is ticking by, and that's why again this week, I'm styling TWO gorgeous sweaters. Bosun and Charette are both cozy layers, perfect for the season we're in *and* the one that's quickly approaching.

Charette features squishy, all-over cables and a generous collar that you can leave draped over your shoulders, or buttoned up to keep your neck warm. You can make it in any color you like, of course, but this berry tone is epic, don't you think?

 

Charette

 

Let's take a bit of a closer look at some of those details.

 

backcollar detail

 

Like most cardigans worn with a little bit of ease (this pattern recommends 2-4"), you can treat it like a blazer or a hoodie. Either way it's a gorgeous warm addition to any outfit. Here are a few ideas!

 

three outfits

 

Bosun is a clever update to a classic boyfriend cardigan, with patterning and shaping to create or accentuate an hourglass shape.

 

full view

 

Gorgeous, right?

 

back viewcloseup

 

In that closeup shot, you can see how the chevon bands alternate stockinette and reverse stockinette between the columns of travelling stitches. It's a subtle textural detail from a distance, but it really makes a yarn like this sing. Here are some outfit ideas.

 

three more

 

How will you wear Bosun? What about Charette?