I'm over the moon in love with my new Love Note sweater by Tin Can Knits. What an awesome design this was to knit. The pattern is flawless and so easy to follow and this was the fastest I've ever knit a sweater. I was very committed to getting it done ASAP, and even my kid was feeling a bit of knitting resentment this past week. 10 days is what it took me! I am THE queen of abandoning works-in-progress for long periods of time - I had a cardigan on the go for three-years once 🙁. So, I'm very proud of this knit. Truth be told I had been in a knitting slump for over a year, and thought a quick sweater could help get me out of it. It definitely did the trick. I'm raring to go on some gift knitting that's backed up and then I'm diving into my Melting Point Cardigan by Caitlin Shepherd of Pluck Pigeon Knits.
I knit this in my Naturally Dyed Organic Merino Fingering held double with a gorgeous fingering weight silk mohair yarn, both dyed in a medium Indigo. I have a couple kits available in these very yarns available by request. Just DM me or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
You may have seen my Love Note sweater progress videos on my Instagram Stories. If you're interested they're saved in my Highlights 👍
PS Excuse my wrinkly night shirt
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Hi, I'm Janna. I'm the owner and natural dyer at Everlea Yarn and the tapestry instructor at The School of SweetGeorgia. I am a tapestry weaver, longtime knitter and 2013 graduate of Concordia University's Fibres and Material Practices program.
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