I LOVE Twist Collective. It’s what introduced me to my favorite designer, Ysolda Teague, and lead me to create the Vivian sweater. The Twist Collective Winter 2010 issue is out. Here are a few of my favorite things from this issue:
1. They have cute little viking toys that remind me of the How to TrainYour Dragon movie that came out recently. I love knitting toys and these are super cute and original.
2. The history on my favorite color, purple, is explored in an article called the Purple Prose. The dye was increadibly expensive to make at first which was why it became associated with royalty!
3. They also have some great tips on How to make a sweater fit. Along with a measurement worksheet that is so important!! They suggested to crack a bottle of wine at knit night and take each others measurements. I’d be up for that – how about it knit nighters???
4. And the winner for the most orignal design is this neat cabled hat that is knit so that the cable goes around the head, rather than from the bottom of the hat to the top. Pretty cute!
There is a ton of other really cute designs out that I didn’t mention and I always love their Swatch It article.