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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

 

Twist Style Friday: Haden

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.


 

 

This post is travelling through time you guys. Some of my favourite humans live in other time zones, so I am somewhat accustomed to time-related discombobulation, and wishing for a tesseract. I'm writing to you from the past (or rather, when I wrote this, I was writing to you in the future). I'm at camp this week, so likely right now I am woefully underslept, excited to soon make my own decisions about when I eat and what I eat, and already sad to leave behind the literal best week of my year. Don't worry, I brought knitting

 

Most of the time, when I'm going someplace, I bring socks as my travel project. Sweaters can get unwieldy, and blankets are definitely too large to carry around (unless they are made in pieces, like this one or this one). Haden, however, because she is made in two simple pieces and has no sleeves, is a totally reasonable travel project. Plus, if you are a small-sized human, you can make this whole sweater with two hanks of sock yarn. That is a little bit magical. 

 

 

yoke and placket detail

 

 

Oh, and did I mention, she's cute as heck? Hi Haden. Hello. I like the diagonal lines and the delicate button placket. 

 

 

shot from the side

 

 

For styling I thought a lot about texture and layering, and about those ice cream cone shoes that are unlike anything I have ever seen before in my whole life. I got a pair of super ripped up jeans a few weeks ago (despite the part of my brain that was all "why are you paying for a thing that is literally 95% destroyed") and it is shocking how much I like them. I have to convince myself to occasionally wear something else. 

 

 

How will you wear Haden

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