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Throwback Thursday: Zori

The pattern we are throwing back to this week, the lovely Zori cardigan from Winter 2011, has a trajectory that I like very much. You start with the most complicated bit when you have the most excitement for the project, and maybe the most patience for making mistakes. First, you work the stunning, densely cabled yoke side to side. 

 

 

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You pick up stitches for the body and knit it downwards, and then do the same from the armholes to make the sleeves. 

 

 

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Did you notice the twisty edging? Pretty cool. 

 

 

edging detail

 

 

Twist Style Friday: Cedri

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.


 

Friday has arrived!! My mom gets off early on Fridays in the summertime, so we are meeting for lunch. Last night my dinner was extremely delicious tacos, eaten while sitting in the grass with a dear friend. What I'm saying is that the weekend is off to a pretty nice start (after a tough week). The sun is out, my garden is growing things, and it's summertime for real. 

 

This top is perfect for this time of year. Have you taken a close look at Cedri

 

 

yoke detail

 

 

Cute as heck, am I right?? I'm really into the color, but any solid bright would be dreamy. The yarn is discounted right now, just so you know! 

 

 

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You can knit her a little longer if crop tops are not your style- but really, I am of the mindset that crop tops can (maybe should?) be everyone's style. I'm loving the scoop neck and cap sleeves, and the simple geometric lace. If you have never made a sweater before, this is an excellent place to start. The shaping is minimal, the lace is easy to read, and it's a quick knit! This is a confidence building project (yes, I am talking to you, momma b). 

 

My recipe for a cute outfit featuring Cedri is this: a straw purse, scrappy flats, and a piece of jewelry that makes you smile. 

 

 

 

 

How will you wear Cedri

 

 

 

Throwback Thursday: Hazelwood

If you know me, you know I am a sucker and a half for unusual construction. There is just something really fun about making something in a way that isn't intuitive. It takes me out of my brain more than following a pattern that makes sense to me. You have to trust the pattern. You can trust this one. Hi there Hazelwood

 

 

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Let's take a closer look at that texture, shall we? 

 

 

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I love the hard line down the centre back. It's a three needle bind off! 

 

 

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Like a denim jacket, only with a little more squish, this jacket has a boyish quality that is cute as heck! Wear Hazelwood well. 

Twist Style Friday: Keystone

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.


 

 

Have you guys taken a close look at Keystone, the cardigan with lovely cabled details from our newest issue of Twist? You should. 

 

 

neckline closeup

 

 

A DK-weght sweater is a great transitional garment. For when the weather is uncertain, or if you're travelling, or maybe going to be someplace where the air is overly conditioned. Keystone is both elegant and snuggly, exactly what you want to reach for when you want to look put together, but you don't want to sacrifice an ounce of comfort. 

 

 

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I was thinking practical-pretty when I put these outfits together. Flat shoes, roomy purses, cute layers. 

 

How will you wear Keystone

Throwback Thursday: Prosecco

Have you ever made a fabulous lacy shawl, and then kind of wished it was sweater? Prosecco might be the cardigan you have been dreaming of. 

 

 

shawl collar

 

 

The subtle pattern on the body of the sweater is sweet and understated, and lets the dramatic edgings hang on to the spotlight. 

 

 

back neck detail

 

 

I love the detail at the back; cinching the waist like this allows you to make Prosecco into a few different shapes, which means she can work with lots of body types as well as different outfits and moods! 

 

 

back detail

 

 

Can you believe this stunner is from Winter 2010? Still fresh as a daisy. 

 

 

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I'll take one in lipstick red please. 

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