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Throwback Thursday: Simsbury

The last two mornings, I had my breakfast and coffee in my backyard. This morning I needed a sweater, because it was a little cloudy and the breeze was chilly. I just held onto my warm mug of americano and gazed at the robin hopping around my yet-unplanted garden. 


I am a firm believer in making your own sunshine when the world isn't offering you any, so for those chilly mornings and cloudy afternoons, maybe you'd like  Simsbury



side view of Simsbury, orange v neck pullover with lace at sleeve hems and pocketsback



The lace detail at the hems is adorable, the deep v-neck is lovely, and friends, there are pockets. Pockets



pocket and hem detail



You could make her in a neutral if you like, but I think this color, or another bright saturated one, are really the way to go. 



Color Me: Kimberlite

It's another grey day here in Montreal. I'm sitting in front of a space heater, but I'm trying to believe that ONE OF THESE DAYS it will actually be warm and I will be able to feel the sun on my face and walk around... with limes on my head? Why not. I would walk around balancing limes on my body right now if it would make spring finally show up for real! Let's imagine Kimberlite in a bunch of colors. And think about how nice it would be to feel the sun warming that spot on your back... ahhhhhhh. Dale is mostly known for wools, but this is a lovely merino cotton blend. It would be great for a sunny afternoon on a terrace. Check out all the lovely colors over here and let me know if I missed your favorite!


Flechir in detail

This grey day is making me want to wrap some tweedy cashmere around my neck. If it were as pretty as my pal Marnie's Flechir, that would make it even better. Let's check her out in detail.


Let's start at the very beginning. It's a very good place to start.




Lacey chevrons... or arrows (hence the name "flechir")




I'm a sucker for a shawl with multiple points.



Twist Stye Friday: Epiphany

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.



Epiphany is one of the sweaters to get the epic Swatch It treatment in our newest issue. Have you looked at that article? We took 12 stunning sweaters from past issues of Twist and knit them in different yarns. We did it for you. We also have the patterns parcelled as an e-book, and deeply discounted. I'm just telling you, because I think you should know. I'm hoping you like getting a deal as much as I do. Like when I got a leather jacket last week because it was 70% off, which saved me six hundred dollars I never would have spent. 


I think you might want to make this sweater. 



modeled Epiphany




I think I want to make this sweater, and I don't like colorwork, or gradients on garments, or high-neck pullovers. It is just so gosh darn pretty I can barely manage. I might be inclined to flip the black and the white, mostly because I am really good at spilling things on myself and so a pale sweater like that just seems like a risky proposition. 




dancing Epiphany




Epiphany is a snuggly sweater you can wear to read yourself poetry and drink tea in a cozy chair, but I want you to take her out on the town. Take her on a date to eat shaved ice with fresh fruit even though it's not quite hot enough yet (thus the sweater). Take her to a karaoke night and sing something adorable. Take her someplace a little fancy, and drink a drink the comes with something whimsical on the rim of your glass, like a curl of cedar or a pickled pepper. Wear great shoes. 


How will you wear Epiphany



Throwback Thursday: Sanderling

I spent the first half of this week at a friend's lake house. It snowed during our drive up, which mostly dashed my dreams of getting into the lake. The sun shone a bunch during our walks along the rocky beach, afternoons drinking tea indoors, and forest hikes. 


It was perfect weather for Sanderling



front detail



The allover lace gives it a little breeziness, but Sanderling is still a snuggly thing. 






The light scalloping at the bottom makes it look polished, even as a garment that is mostly for coziness.



full shot



You can make Sanderling out of anything you like, but she was designed with this yarn in mind, which is made from recycled jeans. So that is kind of cool. I think it's perfect in this pearly grey, but the Lava and Forest colorways are the ones I would gravitate towards.