It’s really no secret that Twist Collective is one of my most anticipated knitting publications, proven in the past by emails at 5 am to let my fiber friends know that the new issue was released. This issue was no different, though I was not able to stay up past midnight Eastern to be one of the first to look.
One of the things I love about Twist is that they have amazingly well written articles on topics that are important to knitters. Everyone should take a moment to read the article about ease! There is even a handy worksheet to help you out.
But what we are all really here for are the patterns, right? Since this is the Winter issue, all of my thoughts were on what I would make for the awesome people in my life. Here’s my list!
First of all, making the trefoil hat and mittens for my best friend is a must! She and I met in Girl Scouts over 15 years ago, and while the symbol is not the same, it’s close enough for me. Yarn choice is a toss-up between Louisa Harding Kashmir Aran in Laurel (Dark Green) or the Fyberspates Scrumptious Aran in Moss (Light Green).
For my fellow fibre space staffers, knitting gifts is trickier! While Danielle knits many of her own sweaters, I think Roheline would be great for her. It has a nice rounded yoke and interesting lace detail. My top choice here would definitely be the new Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK we have in the store, for a more classic cardigan, or maybe Miss Babs Yowza for a great hand dyed look.
Speaking of Yowza, Wingspan calls for it specifically! Those cables are pretty amazing.
For Kel, I think a jaunty hat is in order! Sylvana is just the ticket, as it is two toned, just like Kel’s hair. I love the texture of this pattern, and think the Pear Tree Merino on the inside with madelinetosh prairie (boxwood anyone?) on the outside would make for the perfect combination of soft, warm and absolutely gorgeous.
It’s no surprise that madelinetosh is already represented in this issue, particularly since we all know what happens when the order arrives at the shop. Blair is a great cardigan knit up in madtosh DK, and I think it would be absolutely perfect for Daphne, the newest member of our team.
I think it was easiest to choose a project for Becky from this issue. Becky happens to love Thai iced tea, so the Sin Miedo socks, in the color Thai Iced Tea made me think of her right away. I think either the Sanguine Gryphon Bugga or the Fiberphile super squish sock would be perfect!
Since Sam walks to the shop, I suspect that the Forest Mushroom mittens would be just the ticket to make sure her hands stay warm along the way. Not to mention, I’ve been itching to knit some fair isle in the Shepherd’s Wool Fingering.
Finally, gone-but-not-forgotten Veronica really must have the Lalou sweater, which would be positively stunning in either Neighborhood Fiber Company Loft or Kid Seta.
Thankfully we have a bead shop down the street, and tiny crochet hooks at the shop.
So that’s my list. What’s yours?