Friday, August 10, 2007


Pattern: Venus by Kate Jackson from Knitscene Spring 2007
Yarn: Rowan Holiday #34 Shale
Comments: I've wanted to use this yarn since it came out last year. The yarn is cotton and looks sort of like gauze. It feels like the softest towel on your skin.

This would be an excellent first sweater pattern. It is done in one peace from the bottom front. You knit up and over your shoulders and end at the back bottom. Minimum seaming is required.

Two words of advice for knitters of this pattern: Do not make the neck opening as big as the pattern calls for. It starts off OK, but as the day wears on the garment stretches. I could hardly keep it on. I wound up seaming up the sides of the neck a few inches. Also, you will want to seam the sweater with a much thinner yarn. Because Holiday is super bulky, the seams will be really thick if you use the Holiday.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks beautiful! Love the color on you.

I read somewhere that if the yarn is too thick to seam with same color of yarn just in a thinner version.

8:25 PM  
Anonymous claire said...

It looks really great. Thanks for the tips!

6:40 AM  
Blogger thatfarmgirl said...

Enough is enough! Must you knit so beautifully AND look so amazing in all your work?!?

6:40 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...


7:04 AM  
Blogger Lois said...

Just found your lovely blog and beautiful handknits. Much is being said lately on the www that Twinkle designs are not sized well.
Do you have to do any manipulation to get proper size? I'd to try the girlfriend sweater, but am hesitant. Thanks and I enjoy your work.

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow - don't you look lovely in that sweater!

4:16 AM  

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