The new Twist Collective is live!
I always love it when the new Twist comes out, but this edition is particularly wonderful in my opinion, so I thought I might share my excitement over a few of the patterns with you.
The very first story, Better than basic, ticks nearly all my boxes - slightly retro patterns, lots of cardigans with big collars, great fit features, and...a personal favourite...bracelet-length sleeves!
this will be first cab off my rank
Stellar, by Jenn Jarvis
just adorable...I wish I could wear that mustard colour but I think I will do mine in deep purple Cascade 220 I recently ordered. I was planning a big slouchy jumper, but I think it just got *bumped*
Hot faves in this section also include Blue Daisy - Hilliary Smith Callis; Clearwing - Amy Christoffers, and Quintet - Melissa Whearle, although I think I'd make Quintet in a sold rather than striping it...
Pergola, by Sandi Rosner is my clear sock fave in this edition, and lace knitters won't be disappointed either, with no less than 4 lace shawls and various garments included.
At Jane's is a sweet little set of patterns which are all, again, beautifully styled. I am not really that much of a frilly person, but I can't resist this
Mamie, by Cathy Carron
I think it's the dress...and that oh so cute pixie cut on the model (you will have to click the pattern link to see the haircut!). I do really also like the tie at the neck being countered by the button at the centre bust, too.
There is a great (very funny) article about the dance of the finishing by Lee Ann Dalton too, which is worth a read, as is the piece by Lela Nargi about Annemor Sundbø.
I find the photography, layout and styling so beautiful and well-constructed, not to mention the content which is, of course, stunning and well written. The people in charge certainly have a keen eye for style and appeal, but they also know how to pony up the goods - this is definitely not a case of style over substance.
one of my few (minor) criticisms is that I just wish there was a special "buy it all" option. Because let's face it - at around $7 per pattern it can get a bit pricey if you like a lot of the content. Although, having said that, about special prices, it's not like a magazine you buy hard-copy where you may only get 2-3 patterns you like enough to knits. Twist is like the ultimate build-your-own super-mag!
anyway...brava, Twist Collective - stunning work!