September 20, 2012

Gemini for a Gemini

Wow, it's already mid-September. I hope everyone had a wonderful summer! Here in the Los Angeles suburbs, it reached 108 last weekend. 108! It has definitely been one of the warmest in my memory.

That said, I managed to finish two projects since I last updated. I made another Coffee Bean Cardigan, this time for a baby girl, and also decided to make something for myself: The Gemini Pullover, which was featured in the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of

I love the part of the yoke which features a lace panel, and the easy-fit style of the tee. I don't like tight-fitting garments so this would definitely going to be a perfect Spring/Summer wardrobe staple.

Gemini one sleeve

After one sleeve done, and pre-blocking. It definitely needed to be blocked for the lace panel to open up and for the neck opening edge to not curl. The yarn I used is Cotlin from KnitPicks. The cotton/linen blend was a teeny bit itchy but nothing too terrible.

So here is the finished product! I love how it fits, easy breezy and perfect with jeans, khakis, or shorts. I even wore it to work and got lots of compliments. :)

So glad to have a finished project for the summer! Now I'm going back to work on the Silver Cardigan, and also started a new project for a baby boy: Baby Sophisticate.

Until next time! xo