I know it’s October and I am just sharing some of my summer makes but I’m trying to make an effort to take a quick pic of my knits when I wear them so I can actually share them here! I’ve been missing blogging but I also know I can’t do everything I want to do so I’m finding ways to make it easier to post when I’ve got the energy.
First up is my Seleste Tee (Ravelry link). I actually bought the full sweater version first and then when the dk weight tee version came out I scooped up the pattern. I also scooped up some of the Noro Kakigori yarn that came out in early summer to make it with, it’s a lovely dk weight cotton and silk blend yarn and it had 660 yards per skein! I love not having to weave in a billion ends. I’ve actually been wearing this top fairly often as the temps are even starting to cool off. With the lace work on the yoke, I like to wear a tank top underneath for another layer of warmth. I also didn’t realize I stopped the lace repeat one repeat short (I totally didn’t turn the page) but I was fine with the place where it stopped and I made adjustments.
My second project that I wore a lot of but packed away with my summer knits was the Pari Pari top (Ravelry link) by Olga Buraya-Kefelian. I actually knit this one in four days and felt like I had my knitting mojo back. It was knit using Camile, a Lang yarn (it’s on sale on Webs!!) that is a multicolored tape yarn that I loved. I knit it on size 11 needles which is why it went so fast but because of the clever construction you can wear it front or back and reverse!
And my last summer make to share is one you may have noticed from my Knit Starts previews, Gogink (Ravelry link). I was in a mood to knit some colorwork with cotton yarn, so I used Kelbourne Woolens Mojave, a cotton and linen blend along with some very old Cascade Ultra Pima cotton I have had for years in my stash. I love blue and green together and with this lovely scalloped yoke design it really popped. I love this sweater so much I’m already plotting what wool color combo I want to use to make another one.
I really did stop knitting for a solid 6 weeks but I was so happy when I got my energy back and could spend some time picking up my needles. I often don’t have a ton of energy at the end of the work day, so I don’t knit as much as I would like every week but I am happy to knit whenever I can. What fun projects have you been knitting? What should I add to my list?