town & twinkle

the third (and possibly final) twinkle book was released this week. town & country promises to channel the sophistication of life in the, you guessed it, town and country. i have yet to crack the cover on an actual copy, but i have deja vu all over again nonetheless.

some months back, i got an email from twinkle asking if i'd like to be a test knitter for the book. they sent me the instructions for a design called "matinee coat" and a box full of twinkle soft chunky. i dutifully put the pattern through its paces, making copious notes along the way.

as is the case with most twinkle knits, the genius is in the details: a statement-making short-row ruffle, pleated bind-off sleeves and hip-slung pockets. the yarn may be chunky, but the techniques are finely tuned. it's a fast and fun knit that's also deceptively challenging.

here's my version of matinee coat. i prefer the black and cream version depicted in the book over the blue and mint green they sent me...but, free yarn is free yarn!

this coat design is so sculptural, i feel like i'm wearing a piece of art. it looks amazing styled with the long print dress on the book's statuesque model. for my more dwarfen frame, i prefer to keep the silouhette streamlined and wear over a pair of jeans or tights and let the sweater be its own statement piece.

i didn't have time to test-knit the second pattern, so i recruited my friend lucinda to make the hugely bobbled millbrook sweater. i was pretty envious of the result. it's a gorgeously hip design that's as cozy as a down sleeping bag.


Claire said...

Ooh, cute. Do you have secret info on why this might be the last Twinkle book?

Reckless Glue said...

man I'm jealous--I cannot wait to get my grubby mitts on that book!

MRS MJW said...

awwww...you look so cute and happy in the first photo. nice job.

Ava said...

Love the Matinee coat on you!

Why might this be her last book?

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