I decided to make posting today a priority after a night of dreaming about flow cytometry outputs. I really need to stop forgetting about my super secret weapon when I get too focused, knitting!
I have finished my Gemini, although not in time for the end of the Ravellenic Games. But it is now complete and I am certainly happy with how it came out.
The pattern is Gemini by Jane Richmond, published in Knitty Spring + Summer 2012. I've struggled with Knitty patterns in the past, but this one was very clearly written and a simple knit (I might even suggest it to advanced beginners). I knitted this one in size Small, and like the relaxed fit of that size combined with the drape of the yarn. I did have to play with the gauge a bit to get it to work though (go me for doing a test swatch!).
The yarn used was one of my all time favorites: Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy (41% Cotton, 34% Hemp, 25% Rayon. DK weight), it just seemed like such a natural yarn choice for this project. I definitely think it was a good match of yarn to pattern. The one thing about Hempathy is that it often feels a little rough after knit up and needs a couple of washes to soften up, it takes a little extra love, but the resulting fabric wears really well, especially for a top (I know this from my experience with my Buttercup).
I think that I will be wearing this one to the farmer's market this weekend to celebrate the end of Summer and start of Fall!