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Twist Style Friday Double Feature: Floriston and Cayley

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 everyone! I hope you have been paying close attention to this blog for the last week or so, and that you continue to; we are giving away so much great stuff (courtesy of our dream team of advertisers). If you haven't gotten in on the action yet - never fear - we have many more amazing prizes to give away. 

If that isn't already making you happy, observe that today's style post is a double feature. If you've been paying close attention to this column, you know that double features mean something pretty exciting. These are the last garments from the Spring/Summer 2013 to be styled, and hopefully next week's style post will feature a garment from the forthcoming Fall 2013, fifth anniversary issue. It's a beaut, folks. Just you wait.

Not to diminish the loveliness of the stuff in our current issue; take a gander at these lovelies, for example.





Let's look at Cayley first. This top is sweet and cozy. I often want to contrast sweetness with something else, but with Cayley, I just wanted to revel in the sugary a little bit.

three outfits

Adorable, right?

Floriston's shape is perfect to pair with full skirts, but that isn't the only thing she plays well with. She's polished and pretty in any situation. Check it out.

two outfits with pants


three more


How will you wear Cayley? What about Floriston?

See you next week!! Happy Twistiversary everyone!!



Open Road Media E-book Giveaway

Okay, twisters! Today we have FIVE prizes! Open Road Media gave us five fantastic, fibery goodness e-books to give out, including one from a regular twist collective contributor!

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And here they are:

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Vintage Baby Knits by Kristen Rengren

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Knitting for Baby: 30 Heirloom Projects with Complete How-to-Knit Instructions
by Kristin Nicholas and Melanie Falick

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AlterKnits Felt by Leigh Radford

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Kata Golda's Hand-Stitched Felt by Kata Golda

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Knit 2 Together: Patterns and Stories for Serious Knitting Fun
by Tracey Ullman and Mel Clark

You can enter by commenting on today's facebook post, and/or in the ravelry thread

Madelinetosh Giveaway

I reached my arm into the (virtual) goodie bag of giveaways and today I pulled out some gorgeous yarn donated by


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Check out Madelinetosh on their website and on Twitter. The prize includes a 2 amazing hand-dyed hanks of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Lapis and Twist Collective pattern of choice. 


Madelinetosh prize


This giveaway is on facebook, so log in, like our page, if you don't already, and leave a comment on today's post including the word "blue". We know we have the most creative readers around so we can't wait to see what you'll tell us! Do it by the end of today (Wednesday), and we will draw one lucky winner before the end of the week!


Just for fun here are some of the pretty, pretty patterns that have used Madelinetosh yarns in the past:


Madelinetosh patterns

Morisot, Hosta, Raina, Blair, Promenade, Low Tide Ripples, Cambridge Cables

Dragonfly Fibers giveaway

Happy Tuesday!

Welcome to another day of our epic Twistaversary celebration. Today, we celebrate by giving away more awesome stuff.


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Today's giveaway is brought to you by Dragonfly fibers. You can find their lovely yarns on their website as well as Ravelry, Facebook and Twitter. The prize includes a gorgeous hand-dyed skein of Dragonfly Fibers Pixie yarn in Antique Rose, a bar of lovely Dragonfly Wings solid lotion, a super cute Dragonfly button, and a free download of Glenna C's beautiful sock pattern, Quo Vadis.




This giveaway is on Ravelry, so log in, join our group, if you aren't part of it already, and join the conversation about why we love hand-dyed yarn. Join in by the end of tomorrow (Wednesday), and we will draw one lucky winner before the end of the week!

Winners' Circle

As we give away prizes, we'll keep updating this page. If you're a winner, you should have been contacted by us, but if you haven't and you think this is you, you can email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If we don't hear from you, we will reassign prizes.

Darning eggs1. Happy Twistiversary - Hand-turned wooden darning eggs and pattern of your choice:

email: K. Glotzbach
ravelry: Diomee
facebook: Lynne Easterbrook
twitter: kbshee



Darning eggs2. Dragonfly Fibers - yarn and Quo vadis pattern

ravelry: ddhuefly



3. Madelinetosh - yarn and pattern of your choice

facebook: Malene Møhl




4. Open Road Media:

facebook: Emilie Thomas-Anderson - Vintage Baby Knits by Kristen Rengren
facebook: Jaqi Moon - AlternKnits Felt by Leigh Radford
facebook: Gráinne Mulholland - Hand-Stitched Felt by Kata Golda
ravelry: HeatherInPortland - Knit 2 Together by Tracey Ullman and Mel Clark
ravelry: OctoberRose   Knitting For Baby by Kristin Nicholas and Melanie Falick


swift5. The Oregon Woodworker Mama Bear Plus swift:

ravelry: swenste



imperial6. Imperial Stock Ranch:

facebook: Carolyn Fisher Lynett
ravelry: lisab399
ravelry: Overflo




socks7. Simply Socks:

ravelry: eomaynard
ravelry: malone



signature8. Signature Needlearts:

ravelry: mswnola
twitter: @xantha
facebook: Jaimee Bagoye Drew 




briggs9. Briggs and Little:

facebook: Liisa Penrose Balzar




westminster10. Westminster Fibers:

ravelry: MochaKnits
facebook: Vickie Kealy
ravelry: autumnsky




jennie11. Jennie the Potter:

facebook: Heather Nordquist
twitter: yarnsista
ravelry: entwined
ravelry: SandyMGoBlue
                                    twitter: Jensknits
                                    facebook: Amy Angerer

quayside12. Quayside Publishing:

ravelry: miabeewood - The Knitter's Palette by Kate Haxell
twitter: Wordlily - Icelandic Handknits: 25 Heirloom Techniques and Projects by Hélène Magnùsson
facebook: Blythe Kersula - Swedish Handknits: A Collection of Heirloom Designs by Sue Flanders
                                                                                and Janine Kosel
                                     facebook: Joline Vretenar - Knitting Clothes Kids Love by Kate Oates and Nancy Langdon


ravelry: javalulu
ravelry: angelofno


romney14. Romney Ridge Farm:

facebook: Freyalyn Close




manos15. Manos de Uruguay:

ravelry: Istenno




classic elite16. Classic Elite Yarns:

facebook: Joelle Goldstein Irons





lantern moon17. Lantern Moon:

ravelry: savannagal
ravelry: minicia
twitter: drjayjr
facebook: Tenli Yavneh



gms18. Green Mountain Spinnery:

facebook: Robin Beer VanderRoest
ravelry: madtownmama



briar rose19. Briar Rose:

ravelry: vegimama





Lorna's Laces20. Lorna's Laces:

Facebook: Ali Nolte




universal yarns21. Universal Yarn:

Facebook: Melissa D. Hellman
ravelry: PenCraft
ravelry: JulesBr
twitter: ringeddragon




Sunshine Yarns22. Sunshine Yarns:

Facebook: Michele Pridmore
twitter: Juliaknit




universal yarns23. indigodragonfly:

ravelry: annatalvikki





24. Sweet Georgia:

ravelry: canaandogknits
ravelry: summersong
Facebook: Christine Almeida
twitter: etcgirlthefirst




25. The Loopy Ewe:

twitter: MaryjoOrd
Facebook: Jenifer James Farrell



26. Miss Babs Hand-Dyed Yarns & Fibers:

ravelry: judythan
Facebook: Cindy McFarland Michael
ravelry: AlwaysALady





27. Halcyon:

twitter: ViviChick
ravelry: PandaWriter



28. Cooperative Press:

Facebook: Caroline Mersey





29. Skacel Collection:

ravelry: ckknit
ravelry: nutriknit4life




30. Kelbourne Woolens/The Fibre Company:

Facebook: Essie Woods Bruell
ravelry: Su1282





31. Webs:




ravelry: Yaarnoverboard
ravelry: misformonkey
Facebook: Anisa Schardl




32. Blue Moon Fiber Arts:

ravelry: arlenemarie
ravelry: anitahome
ravelry: beebug
Facebook: Jody Oxley
twitter: ElementalColor