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Five Questions with Carol Sunday


Carol SundayCarol Sunday is the next designer being featured in our Five for Five interview series; follow the whole series here. Carol has contributed four gorgeous garments to our pages. You can find out more about her and her designs on her website, or look her up on ravelry as sundayknitter.

a selection of Carol Suday's work

 (Acorns, Poplar&Elm, SeagrassKelmscott)

1. Why are you a designer?

I can't help it. I've been designing clothes since I was six years old and knitwear since I was eight. It's in my DNA.


2. If you could go back in time to when you started designing, what advice would you give yourself? 

If I could go back in time, I would advise myself to back even further in time so that I could start a career in designing much earlier in my life. Who knew that work could be so much fun!


3. What is your worst knitting habit? 

It's universal, I think … lots of starting, not enough finishing.


4. If you weren't a designer, what do you think you'd be doing with all the extra time you'd have?

Lately I've developed a nearly obsessive interest in hooking … it can be quite an art form, and one gets to work with lots of beautiful hand-dyed strips of felted fabric in really creative ways. So … more fun with wool!


5. Finish this sentence:  If everyone knew how to knit... 

Women might be more patient, men might be gentler and children might be more intelligent, and who knows what amazing things might come of all that?!







Manos de Uruguay Giveaway


Manos del Uruguay


Hey everyone! It poured rain all night where I live, and my apartment is downright chilly. I sure would like to be wearing a cozy and gorgeous handknit sweater like this one:




Okay, so you would have to factor in a bit of knitting time. Still, what a score for one lucky winner (in the US or Canada).

All you have to do to enter is tell us where you would like to be while wearing this sweater. Maybe a ski chalet, or a cottage? A treehouse? Paris?

You can enter by commenting on today's Facebook post, tweeting at us (.@twistcollective- the dot is important!), or joining the conversation on the Manos del Uruguay Discussion on our Ravelry  group page (or all three)! You have til tomorrow (Tuesday) morning.

Romney Ridge Farm Giveaway

Happy Friday folks!


Romney Ridge Farrm

We are having so much fun giving stuff away to our readers. Today is a very good day, especially if you love sheep. We are giving away a bunch of Romney Ridge Farm swag, including a calendar, notecards, adorable gift tags, and a Twist pattern of your choosing!




We have used Romney Ridge Fam yarns in many of our patterns, and we encourage you to check them out. They make beautiful stuff. See?


Twist projects with Romney yarns
Romney Ridge yarns have been featured in Sultana by Sandi Rosner, Shoofly and the Fife, both by Kate Gilbert


You can enter by commenting on today's Facebook post, tweeting at us (.@twistcollective- the dot is important!), or joining the conversation on the Romney Ridge Discussion on our Ravelry  group page (or all three)! Just tell is which season is your favorite for knitting, and why! You have til Monday morning. Have a great weekend!!



Twist Style Friday: Foxcroft

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 hope by now you have all gotten to take a slow, leisurely flip through our newest issue, maybe with a cup of coffee or iced tea by your side, drinking in the gorgeous.

I keep coming back to this sweater.





It's rustic and lush. It's far from plain, but it doesn't seem fussy at all. I can't stop looking at it.


back detail


There is kind of an argyle thing going on in the cables, which to me seems like secret nerd-code. Wearing this sweater is probably the closest I would get to feeling like a browncoat.

I think as far as styling goes, you can't really go wrong if you pair it with something simple, great boots, and maybe a rich color? I went with a cranberry hue, but cobalt, or mustard, or plum would all be totally divine. Sigh.


three outfits


Aside from "everyday" and "forever", how will you wear Foxcroft?



Elann Giveaway


This word can inspire excitement or fear into the hearts of knitters. Some of us can't get enough of it, stranding and steeking and slipping stitches with aplomb. Others take one look at a multicolored chart and need to lie down.

If you love colorwork, this giveaway (brought to you by Elann) is for you.


Check out these gorgeous patterns and yarn up for grabs!! Zigmund and Kiyomi are both divine examples of the possibilities of colorwork, and Elann Peruvian Highland yarn is the perfect paint to load up your brush with.




Due to shipping restrictions, only entries from the US and Canada are eligible to win these prizes. International folks, we have more stuff for you, don't worry!

Your assignment today is to brag, loud and proud.  Tell us about your proudest knitting accomplishment. Whether that's a stitch, a sock, a steek, or something else, we can't wait to hear about the time you felt amazing about what you did or made. This giveaway is taking place only on Ravelry, so head over to the Elann Giveaway discussion on our group page and join the conversation!  Enter by the end of tomorrow (Friday) for a chance at these great prizes!