I’ve knit the Gogink sweater for myself twice, one in wool and once in cotton/linen blend. I wear both a lot and of course when my mom sees me in one she tells me how much she loves it. That means I have to make her one too, right? This year for Mother’s Day I knit my mom a cotton/linen blend of Gogink (Raverly link) to wear all summer and even found a pair of Birkenstocks in the same bright cobalt blue I love on her.
For Mom’s version I used the Kelbourne Woolens Mojave yarn, a cotton, linen and flax blend. It is very soft and loft and washes very well. It’s perfect for a summer top or even all year round. Since it’s been in the seventies in November (hello, global warming) I like having lighter options for my knits. I actually want to wear them and most of the time I can’t wear a ton of wool in the classroom.
This my version I knit last summer and somehow I have not gotten a picture of us wearing them at the same time and she wore it a lot this summer. I used the leftover blue as the colorwork in her sweater but paired it with the coral shade. I also have the same Birkenstocks but in green so we really can coordinate LOL.
My mom wore this top all summer and I love to see how much she enjoyed wearing it. It made me smile every time I saw her in it with her Birkenstocks on. And those are the best kinds of people to knit for, the ones who really appreciate and love what you make.