On choosing colors for Volteado

The designer of the very lovely Volteado socks has written a really great post on her blog: discussing color combos and choices for the socks.

I love the colors she chose for the sample, but then when I saw some of the suggestions she and Tanis, the yarn dyer, had for other [...]


Designer Spotlight: Stephen West

We’re happy to feature Stephen West in our Designer Spotlight today. You’ll find Stephen’s patterns run the gamut from more traditional looking designs to the truly unique. It’s always fun to see what he comes up with! I’ve made two Pogona’s, but have quite a few more of his patterns on my list. Get to […]


The force is strong with this one … it’s a new “Out of the Loop,” the comic for those who love to knit and crochet!

We’ve teamed up with Todd Clark, creator of the ever-popular Lola series, to bring you “Out of the Loop,” a regular one-panel comic featuring humorous takes on the world of yarn. Enjoy and please share widely! *** *** *** Inspired to use the force too? Here are a few patterns to inspire you! Yub Nub […]


Twist Style Friday: Cahoots

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!! It’s been full on sweater weather here lately (and leather weather, velvet weather, sweater-tights weather… all the best kinds of weather) and I have been so happy to be pulling out my handknits and boots. I don’t even mind the bit of rain. 


Fall happens fast, so I’m doing my best to relish these days; walking home from work and eating my lunch outside.  I want to breathe all the air while it doesn’t hurt my lungs. It makes me want to listen to fiddle tunes and darn socks and stay up too late so I don’t miss it. 



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Cahoots is the perfect cardigan for this time of year. She’s cute and shaped enough to look adorable with whatever outfit you have on, but she is also thick and cozy enough to hold off jacket-wearing until the mercury falls just a little bit further. 






Snuggly and sweet, right? You could totally wear this over jeans and a t shirt, and the neckline is high enough to work with a collared shirt as well, so you could blazer it too. In this color though, with those bright buttons, Cahoots was calling to me. She said, "make me pretty!" 


One of the best ways of keeping a pretty dress and sweet cardigan from looking overly twee is to butch it up a little with your shoe choice. A little gender-blending can add an edge to an outfit that’s otherwise potentially toothache causing. So pick yourself a nice brogue, or a chelsea boot to go with your frock, and get outside where the leaves are falling! 



 three outfits



How will you wear Cahoots?