The Twist Collective just released it’s Fall 2014 Collection and it’s quite stunning. It offers all the essentials a knitter could want for the upcoming season.
In addition to offering a wonderful selection of accessories, the collection also boasts some stunning cardigans and pullovers. If you’re of a mind to tackle a sweater, Greenery by Hélène Rush (which graces the cover of the collection) even offers an incredibly interesting construction – the yoke is composed of mitered squares. This sweater would be outstanding in Hedgehog Blue Faced DK or Rowan Felted Tweed DK.
Colorwork, colorwork, colorwork. This collection can’t seem to get enough of it. Whether it be a beautiful yolked sweater, or one of the countless accessories this collection offers, there are an abundance of patterns to choose from. After looking through the pattern offerings, I have the sudden urge to knit myself about three new hats and a couple of pairs of mittens to boot. Kokliko by Barbara Gregory has caught my eye. This trio of accessories offers the challenge of fair isle with a beautiful floral theme. And, as a bonus, if you’re looking to improve your fair isle skills, the issue even offers an amazing article on technique. I’d love to make this out of Pepperberry Cashmere, if I can get gauge. If not, I think it would be absolutely divine in Neighborhood Fibre Co. Studio Sock or Skein BFL Sock.
“Cables” is the second watchword of this issue, with one of the hottest trends of the 2014 gracing the pages of the Collection. Whether understated or traditional, there are options for the most discerning knitter. Portiere by Fiona Ellis takes advantage of the wonderful stitch definition offered by Brooklyn Tweed Shelter. This high necked pullover has a wonderful cable panel decorating the front and the back of the sweater, with matching details at the cuff.
And not to be outdone, the collection offers a handful of beautiful lace. Fluence by Lana Jois offers a simple design with an amazing border, adding a bit of colorwork into this shawl. It would look lovely in Skein BFL Sock or Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Sock. If you’d like something that knits up a bit more quickly, Hausti by Susanna IC only takes 400 yards of worsted weight. The perfect opportunity to show off a hand dye, this shawl would look outstanding in Neighborhood Fibre Co. Studio Worsted (1 skein!), Miss Babs Yowza (1 skein!), The Fiberists Audubon Worsted, or Sweet Georgia Superwash Worsted – it even offers the opportunity for a little bit of beading.