Posts Tagged ‘Twist Collective’

Valley Yarns in Fall 2014 Twist Collective

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
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The Fall issue of Twist Collective is out and once again it is full or gorgeous knitwear designs! We are in love with the new cardigan from Quenna Lee, Caledonia, knit in our Valley Yarns Northfield.

Caledonia from Twist Collective knit in Valley Yarns Northfield - Valley Yarns Northfield available at yarn.com

 

photography: Linus Ouellet

The body of this cardigan is worked in one piece from the lower edge to the armholes, then divided for front and back. The sleeves are worked in the round from stitches picked up around the armholes. The sweater features a shaped waist and a square neckline. The ribbed cable and eyelet patterns are presented both in charts and in row-by-row instructions.

Ready, Set, Knit! 359: Kathy talks with Fiona Ellis

Saturday, May 31st, 2014
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This week Kathy talks with first time guest Fiona Ellis. Fiona studied fashion design with a concentration in knitwear and specialized in hand knits – no programming knitting machines for her! She used to design Ready-to-Wear for mass production but made the switch to hand knit patterns when her first patterns appeared in Vogue Knitting in the late 90’s. Fiona Ellis designs featuring Valley Yarns Fiona specializes in colorwork and cables and her patterns include charts as well as written instructions. You can see the majority of her designs on Ravelry. Two of her latest feature Valley Yarns, Sugarbeach from Twist collective knit in Valley Yarns Longmeadow and Blue Helix from Knitter’s Magazine knit in Valley Yarns Colrain.

Check out Fiona’s website for even more designs!

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Valley Yarns featured in Twist Collective 5th Anniversary Issue

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
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We can’t believe it’s been 5 years since Twist Collective debuted. The Fall 2013 issue is out and we’re thrilled that it features two great patterns using our own Valley Yarns! Valley Yarns have been featured in many issues and we’re always excited to see what other designers are doing with our yarns.

First up is the Doverfell Cardigan, a zippered hoodie pattern available in both adult and child sizes.

We love the simple textured stitches that frame the zipper and continue down onto the inset pockets. The adult version is made in Northfield while the child’s version was knit in Valley Superwash DK.

Second is the Ossel dress knit in Valley Yarns Northampton.

This pattern features some gorgeous cables in combination with moss stitch for a body hugging dress that really shows off your curves, and with the saddle shoulder construction those sleeve cables aren’t interrupted at the shoulder.

What’s your favorite pattern from this collection?

If you haven’t begun following them on Facebook yet you may just want to! Twist Collective is celebrating their 5 year anniversary with all kinds of goodies and give-aways.

Ready, Set, Knit! #290: Kathy talks with Kate Gilbert, designer and founder of Twist Collective

Saturday, December 1st, 2012
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Kathy and Kate talk about the history of Twist Collective; they’ll be celebrating 5 years next summer!

Kate explains the process of choosing patterns, yarns and colors as well as the clothing to be worn with the new designs, and styling the models for the photo shoots.

They also discuss the painstaking tech-editing process each pattern goes through to provide the highest quality patterns.

The Winter 2012 Issue is live now and features 2 designs using Valley Yarns. North Wind knit in Valley Yarns Northampton and Esme knit in Valley Yarns Northfield.

Horatio and Oren mittens knit in Valley Yarns Huntington or Northfield, from the Fall 2012 issue of Twist Collective

 

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Tomorrow team WEBS will once again be walking(while knitting!) and running in the Annual Hot Chocolate Run to benefit Safe Passage. Last year we raised $6000 dollars and we’d love to raise even more this year. If you’d like to help out, please visit our donation page. Kathy and Steve will be matching all donations made through till the start of the Race tomorrow morning!

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Valley Yarns in Twist Collective

Thursday, August 30th, 2012
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Have you had a chance to check out the latest issue of Twist Collective? We’re big fans of Twist Collective at WEBS.

The Fall 2012 issue is packed with fantastic patterns, but we’re pretty partial to Andover and Horatio and Oren. Both patterns feature our very own Valley Yarns.

 

Andover by Jean Chung is knit in super soft Valley Yarns Amherst. It is worked in one piece from the bottom up. The shawl collar, patch pockets, and elbow patches add a great detail to this comfortable cardigan that’s perfect for the cooler weather.

 

Horatio and Oren by Barbara Gregory are already on the must-knit list of many of the WEBS staff! With two sizes, this pattern makes a perfect option for gift knitting, and who can resist the adorable owls. The childrens size is knit in Valley Yarns Huntington and womens is knit in Valley Yarns Northfield. I’ve already picked out a color combination for a gift for someone on my to-knit-for list.

What’s your favorite project from the new Twist Collective?

 

 

Thoughts from Cape Cod

Thursday, August 7th, 2008
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We are wrapping up our week here at the Cape and it has been a great vacation. The trip has not been the reason I haven’t blogged. The blog was locked down by Blogger late last week. Their software identified a bunch of blogs as potential “spammers”. It was fixed within a day or so, but I didn’t realize this. It was posted here on “Blogger Buzz”, but I was waiting for an email response to my request for a “review” of my blog. Oh well, we are on vacation after all so it’s not as if I would have been posting everyday.

Unfortunately, I am now late to the party with a few important happenings and such.
1. Last Friday, the much anticipated Twist Collective went live. Twist Collective is a new on-line magazine that was developed by Kate Gilbert and a trio of very talented friends. The premise was to bring together talented designers and writers and provide them with not only a platform for their work, but also provide them with more flexibility with usage of their work. I interviewed Kate on Ready, Set, Knit, last week and we had a great conversation about her new venture. Overall, I love Twist Collective. I think the format is fresh, the designs are terrific and the content is well done. Twist Collective will be published quarterly and will have smaller updates in between. If you haven’t already checked it out, you should take a few minutes to do so.
2. On Monday, another new on-line knitting magazine went live – Knotions.com, published by Jody Pirello. Jody’s take is all about knitting smarter. She has made the patterns printer friendly, charts that are clickable and easy to enlarge. She offers technique tutorials along with interesting articles. I especially liked the Fall ’08 color trends story. Jody will be our guest on this week’s podcast, so be sure to check that out on Saturday, 8/9!
3. WEBS’ August Sale is in full swing! Amazing savings on yarns for knitters and weavers!
4. Stitches Midwest is only two weeks away! The show will be held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL. This is a new location for the show and we are pretty excited about it! Not that we didn’t like Rosemont, but in Schaumburg, the convention center only hosts one event at a time plus the facility is pretty new, so it should be a lovely knitting extravaganza! We will be there in booths 513-618 with all of our Valley Yarns, Berroco, including all of the new fall yarns, pattern books and many, many, many of the actual model garments for you to see! Plus, we’ll have some other fabulous yarns along with some great closeout deals. If you are planning to come to the show be sure to stop by!
5. I forgot to mention that WEBS Beads is participating in our August Sale as well! They will be having weekly specials throughout August. If you live in the area or plan to be during August, be sure to stop by and see what they’ve got on special! This week we’re offering 15% off all findings and stringing materials. Savings in-store only!
6. Our Fall Class Schedule is posted on-line! We have an incredible selection of classes for knitters, crocheters, weavers, spinners, dyers and more! We’ve got some great guest teachers coming as well. Clara Parkes, Kristen Nicholas, Susanna Hansson and Galina Khmeleva will all be at WEBS this fall! What is sure to be “the” event of the season happens on September 17th, when Norah Gaughan returns to WEBS! This is a rare chance to spend time with Norah, discuss the new fall yarns and designs with her, learn how they came to be and try on all of the amazing garments! Be sure to check out all of the classes and events and get yourself signed up!
7. I am working hard on the Staghorn Cable Tunic, which is our current KAL on Ready, Set, Knit!. I am a slow knitter, but I am loving this pattern and the entire design in general. It really is not difficult at all, which is why it’s a perfect summer project. Yes, it’s working with wool, but it’s really not that bad to work with, even in the heat. It’s going to be a great layering piece all fall and winter long. Speaking of Valley Yarns patterns, all of our new fall patterns that will be featured in the next catalog, are already up on-line!
Well, I think that covers everything! Back to vacation!

Kathy