I loved my last Poetry so much I decided to make another one for summer. You might remember the original, from Rowan Magazine 56 and designed by Marie Wallin, was knit in Kid Classic and made a great wintery sweater. But since I ended up wearing it so much I knew it would be a fabulous summer sweater knit in the great Rowan Handknit Cotton with it's similar gauge and drape. Handknit Cotton has worked out so well for me in the past--it's very soft but manages to take multiple trips to the washer and dryer and still behave like a trouper. White HKC is especially nice as it washes up bright and white no matter how dirty I get it or how often I wash it. Plus it's very easy to knit; definitely one of the easiest cottons on the market. Cotton yarns sometimes get a bad rap for being difficult to move on the needles and hard on the hands, but not this one. I'm a fan. It's not a yarn that is needle fussy, but I did prefer using my pointy Addi Lace needles. The pattern is well written, quickly made and fun to wear--although I have been stopped on the street by people asking me (with a wink) if I just might have my sweater on backwards! In fact, the back is one of the reasons why I like this sweater so much!
is part of the Rowan core line and an excellent value at ~$6.50 for 92 yards.
You can queue Poetry here.
I made some simple mods that you can read about on my Rav. project page.
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(The pink pants are from Gap; I bought another in charcoal. Love them.)