In today's post, we're going to have a look at Twist Collective's March 2018 issue.
Rainier. This design has a detailed back, a plain front, and garter stitch side seams. And a mullet hem, but for some reason I'm not as ready to advise fixing it as I generally do. (I hope this doesn't mean that I'm softening on mullets in general, because that is one treacherously slippery slope.) This is overall a very decent, polished design.
Lusca. This shawl is both delicately pretty and visually interesting.
Verden. A classic cable and lace pullover with a very slight mullet hem.
Ninfa. This is quite a pretty and intricately stitched cowl.
Gramercy Park. Quite a pretty summer sweater. The lace work is really lovely.
Trinket. I like the alternating diagonal lace and garter stitch panels in this scarf, which gives it a contemporary feel.
Maida. The front view isn't bad, but the back does have an unfortunate patched-together look.
Inachis. Another cable and lace effort. It's not bad. It's a little small on this model, which is detracting a bit. Good fit is so important.
Birdwatcher. Love this mitts and cowl set, with its elegant and fanciful birds and tree branch design. This would have been my pick for the cover design.
Farnia. Not too taken with this one. I'm not a fan of the "edge loop" buttonhole style, because the side edges tend to pull apart (as they are doing here), which makes the sweater look too small on its wearer. I also don't tend to like the rolled edge effect on necklines and sleeves and hems, because it looks unfinished. The stitchwork around the bottom is quite attractive, but otherwise this cardi looks like it needs some more work.
Barling. This is quite fetching. I'm liking the effect created by the horizontal sleeve and yoke lacework construction, and the simple detailing through the body.
Damhsa. The "candy floss and split pea soup" colourway of this shawl isn't for me, but once I look past that I love the design. Garter stitch tends to have a "beginner project" look and it's always nice to see an accomplished designer turn out a carefully polished and finished garter stitch project. The shaping of this shawl is excellent and it consequently sits and drapes beautifully, the edges are crocheted, and the decorative cable running along the hem is all the detail it needs.
Woodbury. A classic and well-shaped eyelet lace sweater.
Coppice. This is ever so cute. The shaping and stitchwork are all good, and those contrasting buttons really make the look. I'm getting a sudden urge to make a cardi with fun buttons.
Chimera. This one's a bit afghan-y for my liking, but I must admit that this wrap drapes well in all the shots on this design's Ravelry page, that the lacework is very attractive, and that it would be fun to put together a colourway for this project.
Brooksby. This is a pleasant little number. The shaping and stitchwork are good, and the slight flare in the cuffs gives the pullover a bit of verve.
Reveal. Another nice summer cardi, with some inventive cable detailing.
42nd Street. A classic pair of lace and cable socks.
Italic. This is decent, but I can't help thinking a more finished type of edging would have done more for this sweater than these rolled edges.