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Twist Style Friday: Gwendolyn

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, fashion fans! As you read this, I'm making sure my headlamp has batteries and my bugspray has bugspray. I'm heading to my favourite place to spend the next week with the best kids in the universe and have one million feelings. I'm bringing all my wool socks, and a couple of knit sweaters too. I hope when I come home they all smell like woodsmoke and are infused with a little glitter. 

 

I do wish I had a densely cabled, hooded sweater to bring along like this one

 

 

back view cardiganfront cardigan

 

 

Gwendolyn is one of the dozen sweaters we reimagined with new yarns for our most recent issue (and parcelled as an e-book for a sweet discount!). It also gave us a chance to show you Gwendolyn as a cardigan, versus her original pullover form from Fall 2010. You get both versions when you but the pattern, so pick your sweater poison and get knitting!! 

 

 

cable detailpullover front

 

 

I'm into this sweater as a mostly-neutral, but with a pop of another colour. You can make it without the accent, of course, but I think you should keep that sweet little detail. It also made me want to bring *more colors* into the equation, because more is more, right? More is definitely more. 

 

 

How will you wear Gwendolyn?

 

Throwback Thursday: Neko

Dresses with pockets, you guys. Dresses! With Pockets!! 

 

 

pockets! full shot

 

 

If you want to wear this lovely thing this winter, it's not a bad time to get started! A springy merino will hold it's shape and keep you cozy. 

 

 

upper back detailfull rear view

 

 

Think about adding Neko to your wardrobe! 

 

 

 

 

Twist Style Friday: Flux

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.


 

I learned how to cable on the same night that I learned how to use DPNs to knit in the round. It was at Thursday Night Stitch'n'bitch, the motley crew of weirdos and nerds I knitted with for years in Montreal. From the moment I understood the concept and execution, I was hooked. Cables are amazing. In her article in our latest issue, Fiona Ellis says that cables can make you look like a knitting genius.  They add depth and complexity to fabric. They can be simple of intricate, repeating or not. High impact, low effort. This is how I live. 

 

 

back viewfront

 

 

Flux is one of the twelve pieces that we reinvented for this issue. She originally appeared in our Fall 2011 issue, and she is back this time with more cashmere

 

 

fall 2011 version, pulloverpullover from the back

 

 

For styling, I tried the following thought experiment: what if Wednesday Addams was a burlesque performer? 

 

How will you wear Flux

 

Throwback Thursday: Spur

I'm writing to you all from a cottage near Santa's Village in Ontario, and i spent the last few days camping in Killbear provincial park. I have a few things to say about that: wool socks, wool socks, wool socks. 

 

Remember these

 

 

Spur socks

 

I really like how the motifs on this sock are kind of tall. especially on a small object like a sock, colorwork often looks like a sweet skinny band of patterning, or a repeating horizontal something. This seems airy somehow, in it's tallness. Am I even making sense here? Look at this toe. Just look at it. 

 

 

toe

 

 

These seem extremely cozy. I'm also a fan of the unusual heel business. 

 

 

heel business

 

 

Think about adding Spur to your collection of cozy foot-coverings. You won't be sorry. 

 

 

 

 

 

Twist Style Friday: Wingspan

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.


 

 

If you've looked through our latest issue, you know that this instalment of Swatch It took a dozen sweater patterns from previous issues of Twist and gave them new life by switching up the yarns used in their making (which, in case you forgot, you can get as a pattern bundle at a deep discount!). The one we are looking at today is Wingspan, first published in Winter 2010, which was before Style Friday was a thing we were doing. This excites me. 

 

 

undyed version, modelledside view of sam sweater, on a different model

 

 

I once called this sweater "the cure for second sleeve syndrome" because of how you knit the whole top half side to side in one piece, then work the cowl upwards and the ribbed body downwards, both from stitches you pick up from the cabled section. Tell me that doesn't sound like fun. 

 

 

blue version, from the back

 

 

The cables are stunning, and the unconventional construction gives me glee. Knitting adventure! In the pages of Twist we have shown you Wingspan as the star of an outfit.  She totally shines with proper basics like jeans or black pants. Since I am the opposite of a minimalist, in styling, I wanted to ask the question- but what if *everything* shines? 

 

My prescription: sparkles and circles, circles and sparkles. 

 

How will you wear Wingspan

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