Last week I joined the recent Knit City knit along with Jane Richmond's Gemini knit in a double strand of Sweetgeorgia's Silk Merino Lace in Ginger. I wound two 100g skeins together and just look at that fat cake!
In true Vancouver style this KAL is celebrating local peeps, so the rules are: make something either designed by a local designer or knit up in locally made yarn. Extra points for doing both ;)
A little bit more about my project:
For me another rule was that I had to use yarn and needles in my stash since I have very few dollars these days. So, I am compromising a bit with the shortness of my circular needles and luckily my US7 needles made the perfect 4" square so I didn't need the larger of the two needle sizes that the pattern calls for (which I don't have on hand). I decided to knit the top part of the shirt in US5 needles though (as per the pattern) since I'm smaller up there and I read some comments about other people's Geminis being a bit loose on top. Since my materials are stretchier than the linen/cotton that the pattern calls for I'm confident it will be the right choice. Fingers crossed.
I'm so excited about this project, it's been a long time since I've knit something for myself. It will be the perfect early Fall blouse. Unless this summer in Vancouver is as chilly as last, in which case I may be able to get away with it in August when I'm back for a visit, in the evenings for sure regardless.
I'll share more on my plans for that visit soon.
Hi, I'm Janna. I'm a tapestry weaver, longtime knitter, 2013 graduate of Concordia University's Fibres and Material Practices program, and founder of Everlea Yarn. In my art practice I combine textiles and socially engaged media. Here on the VY blog I mostly share my knits, local events and about other local artists and crafters.