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Twist Style Fridays: Frostpane

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 fashion friends! 

 

I'm writing to you from my friend Leah's living room floor today. I've been in Montreal for about a week, visiting friends and family, and being a post-surgical buddy for a wildly gifted and lovely artist friend. I did an amazingly tetris'd packing job so that I could bring my (loaner) autoharp to Montreal for a lesson with Leah. We just took the 'harp apart to make some minor modifications and it was so exciting to be playing with instrument guts you guys! 

 

I think its a similar kind of joy as knitting, in a way. Not the process of knitting itself, but the knowledge of how knitted fabric works!  I love being able to look at a sweater in a store and know something about how it was constructed, or imagining what the chart might have looked like for a cable pattern I've never seen before. It feels like knowing a powerful secret. 

 

Take a look at some of the secrets of this lovely sweater. 

 

 

backside view of keyhole sweater

 

 

There's some magic to this one, folks. You start with the lace and cable bands that end up on the shoulders, and build the yoke around them. I'm not a seam-hater, but I love unconventional sweater construction, and if you don't love doing a bunch of finishing, a construction like this might be exactly right for you! Not to mention that Frostpane is also a total babe of a sweater. The cable and lace pattern is lovely, especially in a yarn with a little fuzz to it. 

 

 

yoke detail

 

 

Where fashion is concerned, I suppose you could say that I have a bit of a flair for the dramatic. As a freelancer, I mostly get to work in my pjs, so when I get dressed, I want to get *really dressed*.  I also have a deep appreciation for wearing things that make me laugh; tiny sources of joy in a difficult world. The balloonicorn earrings on the left made me pretty happy. Also this week a baby laughed for the first time in my presence and I'm *totally* taking credit for it. I'm hilarious, in case you didn't know that about me already. I hope the styles below bring you amusement or inspiration. 

 

How will you wear Frostpane?