We always get really excited to see the new patterns in Twist Collective. Really, really excited. So excited that Lesley was up at 5 AM checking them out! (We know this, because we all got an e-mail from her. At 5 AM.)
Here are some of our favorites (it was really hard to pick out just a few!) and our picks for yarn to use with them.
Lallans by Christa Giles
This colorwork hat can be worked top down or bottom up and will knit up fast in a worsted weight yarn.
Our yarn picks: Louisa Harding Kashmir Aran, Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool, Cascade Pure Alpaca.
Gwendolyn by Fiona Ellis
This great cabled hoodie can be made as a pullover, a zip-front, or a buttoned cardigan. The little pop of color at the edges really makes this!
Our yarn picks: Berroco Blackstone Tweed, Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool
Kiloran by Cirilia Rose
Danielle must knit this. We have decided.
This adorable dress has back button detailing and a removable lace panel. (Make different colors to change the look!)
Our yarn picks: Louisa Harding Thistle & Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk, or make a tweedy version in Berroco Blackstone Tweed & Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool.
Coventry by Jan Hurwitz
This beautiful cabled A-line cardigan is done in Miss Babs Yowza in her Coventry colorway, but would look gorgeous in other colors too!
Our yarn picks: Miss Babs Yowza, Berroco Pure Merino DK, Queensland Rustic Tweed
Promenade by Mary-Heather Cogar
This sweet scoopneck top features a back tie detail and puffed sleeves. (Yes Danielle, we know you are anti-puffs.)
Our yarn picks: Madelinetosh Pashmina, Louisa Harding Kashmir Baby, Miss Babs Yummy Sport, Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool
Orange Pop by Norah Gaughan
Super-poppy Fair Isle flash! There are so many great color combinations that you can come up with for this one!
Our yarn picks: Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool, Cascade 220 Superwash, Berroco Vintage
A pair of lacy, leafy shawl patterns that can be worked in laceweight or fingering weight yarns.
Our yarn picks: Any of our gorgeous hand-dyed sock yarns from Madelinetosh, Dragonfly Fibers, Fiberphile, The Natural Dye Studio, and Malabrigo. Or in lace, Neighborhood Fiber Co. Pagoda Lace and Penthouse silk lace, Dragonfly Fibers Squishy Lace and Dance silk noil, Miss Babs Yasmin