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Twist Style Friday: Rafters
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.
It has been a weird week in Toronto. We had record breaking hot weather in the middle of the week, and now it is decidedly grey and chilly out. It's hard to know how to dress in these in-between times. I've had a bit of a weird week myself; after a summer of starting a zillion knitting projects, I had the sudden urge to finish things. I've been sewing on buttons, weaving in ends, and fishing second sleeves. I got through the end bits of a lime green, cropped Pont Neuf (for me!), an adorable cabled cardigan for a toddler friend of mine, and a shawl for a surprise shawl swap I'm doing with a friend of mine who lives in Victoria, BC. It's Friday the 13 today, does that explain the weirds?
Now that I've moved a few things from the WIP list to the FO list, I can start more new projects! I haven't yet cast on for a project from the Fall issue, and one of the reasons is that I'm having a hard time choosing one to start with. From what I can gather, this one is on nearly everyone's list, and it's no wonder.
Let's take a look at the back of this beauty too. Gosh.
This looks like a ton of fun to knit, and so so snuggly. I think I'd make mine in slate blue, or a really ketchup-y red. I would wear it over weird plaid dresses, a la Angela Chase, but I am weird and currently addicted to girly plaid things, so here are some other ideas.
Rafters can look woodsy, or sweet, or even kind of professional, depending on what else you wear it with. This is a gorgeous, versatile sweater, and I want you all to make one. Maybe two. Okay?
How will you wear Rafters?
Today's giveaway is brought to you by indigodragonfly! (This is Carly speaking) I have to tell you, I fell in love with these yarns before I was even involved with Twist. Not only are they totally gorgeous, but the colorways are titled with nerdy pop culture references, like to Star Trek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who, and Sesame Street.
You get to choose your own nedily-named prize, because what we have for you is a whopping $100 gift certificate for you to use in the indigodragonfly online shop! Plus you get a free Twist Collective pattern of your choosing. For inspiration, check out some of the projects that we have published using indigodragonfly yarns.
If you were naming colorways, where would you look for inspiration? A tv show, a science textbook, architecture, art history? To enter, join the conversation on today's Facebook post (and like our page!), tweet at us (.@twistcollective- the dot is important! And follow us!), or join our Ravelry group and post in the indigodragonfly discussion (or all three)! You have until the end of today.
Sunshine Yarns Giveaway
Today's giveaway is brought to you by Sunshine Yarns!
We have two exciting prizes to give away! One is a gift certificate for the Sunshine Yarns online store, and the other is a set of four gorgeous half-skeins of Classic Sock yarn in the most perfect selection of green-tinged blues. Both winners will also get a free Twist Collective pattern of their choosing!
We love Sunshine Yarns stuff. We use their gorgeous dimentional colors whenever we can. Like, for example in these lovely patterns shown below.
The color selection pictured above is called "Gulf Stream"; to enter today's giveaway, tell us about your favorite body of water. You can join the conversation on today's Facebook post (and like our page!), tweet it at us (.@twistcollective- the dot is important! And follow us!), or join our Ravelry group and post in the Sunshinel Yarns discussion (or all three)! You have until the end of today.
Universal Yarn Giveaway
Today's giveaway is brought to you by Universal Yarn!
Four lucky winners will have warm hands (or give someone they like warm hands) this winter. We are giving away four lovely color combinations of Universal's Deluxe Worsted and the pattern for the beautiful Scribe mittens. Due to shipping restrictions, only entries from the USA are eligible to enter today.
One of my favorite methods of keeping my hands toasty (can be combined with mittens) is warm beverages. Sometimes I don't even drink them; I just want to hold a steamy mug of something. To enter today's giveaway, tell us what your favorite warm drink is! You can join the conversation on today's Facebook post (and like our page!), tweet it at us (.@twistcollective- the dot is important! And follow us!), or join our Ravelry group and post in the Universal Yarns discussion (or all three)! You have until the end of today.
Lorna's Laces Giveaway
September hits like a ton of bricks, friends. Are you all buried under piles of work/school/life? We want to help. That's right, by giving away more free stuff. Today, Lorna's Laces is your generous benefactor.
To enter, tell us what your favourite fall textile is! On my list are leather, wool, corduroy, and velvet. Gore-tex, polar fleece, cashmere, and silk are also pretty great. You can join the conversation on today's Facebook post (and like our page!)! You have until the end of today.