It’s my 26th birthday, and as a great birthday present the new Twist Collective fall 2010 is up and I have a sweater in it – Cityscape!

Knitting this sweater filled my May, and it is so very awesome to see it all done up fancy modeled by the always adorable Mary-Heather. All photos by Jamie Dixon (and aren’t they great?).

Cityscape Cardigan

Cityscape Cardigan

This cardigan is knit in the round and steeked, but never fear – this was my very first steek, and I’m delighted to report that while a little bit scary, it was actually very easy!

Cityscape Cardigan

I first had the idea for this sweater back in the winter, and knit it up quickly for myself in grey and blue Dream in Color (photos another day of that one). Then I decided to submit it to Twist, and knit it up again in the fab Blue Moon BFL Sport.

Won’t you pick up a copy from Twist?

51 Responses to “Twist on my 26th!”

  1. Kathy Maurin

    Laura, this is an adorable sweater!!! I’ve never steeked before and the thought of it is quite traumatizing, LOL! This may be just the one to get me to do it though. Great job and Happy Birthday!!

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  2. Amy

    Oh, I just have to have that. I’m starting a job with the city planning department this fall and this sweater would go over well there.

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  3. Dee

    Its one of my favourite patterns from the whole issue – and that’s saying something, because its a spectacularly good issue!!!

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  4. Julie

    a) Happy birthday!! I hope it is a lovely day.
    b) THANK YOU for making such a lovely cardigan in extended sizes. I can’t tell you how happy that makes my fat self. ;D

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  5. Drop Stitches Not Bombs

    What a magical and imaginative design! My mother is an architectural historian, so this would be rather an excellent present for her, if I could bring myself to give it away! That’s going straight in my queue.

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  6. Ivana

    I definitely will! I browsed Twist this morning, and it was one of the two designs that I put on my to-make list with three exclamation points next to it immediately! :) Happy birthday! :)

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  7. Cal

    Oh how sweet! It’s given me a great idea, mainly because of the ‘Delft’ colors. I’ll make something in the same colour scheme, but adapt the houses to look like Amsterdam/Leiden ones for my sister-in-law in the Netherlands.
    Thank you for showing us your photos!!

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  8. CAT

    Happy Birthday! I just bought that pattern! Being a city girl, loved it as soon as I saw it.

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  9. connie

    Laura, I *love* this. It’s so wearable and clever! When I have time to knit for myself, I’m going to try this…although this is kind of scary for me – colorwork, steeking, yikes! The result is too cute though! Congrats :)

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  10. whitney

    Happy Birthday!

    I absolutely adore this cardigan! I’ve always thought that a cityscape would look super cool on the yoke of a sweater, so I love that you actually made that a reality! I am really going to have to make time to knit this one.

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  11. larisakay

    Adorable! A great rendition of the sweater technique into an urban style.

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  12. mafaldaah

    I’ve just bought your pattern this morning, it will be my first project for this fall :-)
    I just have to choose the yarn.
    Happy Birthday !

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  13. mary mcmahon

    Laura this is a great design….very fresh. Mary in Cincinnati

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  14. Imogen

    What a stunning sweater. I’m itching to cast it on. *eyes overflowing pile of WIPs*

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  15. Mary Anne

    And I thought that Twist appeared on August 1 because it was MY birthday—happy shared birthday, Laura! And, I love love Cityscape!

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  16. Seanna Lea

    This is the first sweater I saw from this issue of Twist that I decided I need to make. I may need to find another yarn for it, depending on how pricy the Blue Moon is versus the alternatives.

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  17. grumperina

    Very unique design, and it’s absolutely gorgeous! I bet it knits up quickly in the round, makes for perfect mindless knitting. Congratulations, and happy birthday!

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  18. Eva

    This was my favorite pattern from the new issue! And it’s an issue FULL of great patterns. I think I have the perfect stash yarn for this…whee!

    And happy 26th!

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  19. Penny

    Happy Birthday! :)

    I am desperately in love with this and am definitely going to make it…once I’ve finished up a few things. I hav bought the pattern though, and am planning! I’ve decided to make a jumper, not a cardigan though, as I’m horrible at button bands. Thanks, another great pattern! :)

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  20. kerry

    Happy Birthday to another knitter born 8/1! I loved the cardigan the minute I saw it, and it might just tempt me to try steeking for the first time.

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  21. sil

    Happy birthday! I hope you have/had a lovely time.

    The sweater is adorable and I may just be tempted to steek in order to knit one up. Lovely.

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  22. Ellen Bloom

    LOVE the sweater design. Mary Heather makes a perfect model for this creation!!! When will you post it on Ravelry?
    Happy Birthday!

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  23. Denise L.

    Happy birthday! I have an August birthday as well, but my 26th was almost 22 years ago. (Yikes, I feel old!) Lovely pattern, as per usual — congratulations!

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  24. Jessica

    Congratulations, Laura! You’ve not only been published in Twist, you’ve designed a very clever and beautiful cardigan. So happy to see you get more recognition!

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  25. veganprimate

    I saw that sweater in Twist yesterday, and I thought it was just the most creative thing I have seen in a long time. It’s one of those things that people don’t think of, but once you see it, you think, “Of course! That’s the perfect idea for a sweater yoke. Why didn’t I think of it?”

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