i knitted gemini. by jane richmond. we were so excited that it was published in knitty! woot woot jane! and it became the popular item in the knit along. it's hard not to see why! i ended up choosing to knit with 100% linen. remember that? first time ever. and man, what an experience!
linen is raw, and a bit rough. but oh so soft once you wash it. ... i had to really downsize my needles because i'm such a loose knitter.... i ended up knitting the body in a 3.0mm!!! too bad i hadn't purchased the fixed circulars from knit picks that i later purchased for georgia. seriously people, it makes such a difference!
some people don't really like knitting with linen. but i kind of enjoyed it. i liked feeling the raw fibers in my fingers. and it really didn't hurt my hands. maybe they're just tough enough already lol. also, the fact that i can just chuck this in the washing machine and the dryer is a massive plus for me!
this was a really interesting knit. i loved working the open lace work, and the stockinette is always enjoyable ;) the linen really shows the detail off so well!
though we're getting into the cooler months now, i may not find as many opportunities to wear this top.. but layering is a thought! ha. and of course, i'll always be happy to grab this top when the warmer weather sets in again.
big thanks to shannon (aka. luvinthemommyhood) for snapping these pics for me. we have such fun in our photo shoots! she's my go-to photographer peeps. i love her photos. :) if you want to check out my ravelry notes, and more progress photos, check in here.
have you knit the gemini yet? or with 100% linen? for those of you wondering, i used punta yarns montoya beach in sage green. check my rav. details for more. coffee's on, and i'm always in the mood to chat knitting with you. xo