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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Knitty.com | Gemini


I am really excited and honoured that my Gemini top is part of the Spring + Summer issue of Knitty.  


I don't normally design for spring and summer so when the idea for this top came to me I knew I wanted to submit it. The insane thing was, at the time, there were only 3 short weeks until the submission deadline! I was bound and determine to get my submission in. I have never done so much non-stop knitting in my life but the hand cramps and muscle aches paid off because I finished just under the wire. 



The photos were taken the day before the submission deadline and I am so thankful it wasn't pouring rain, as it normally does in the middle of winter here on Vancouver Island. My awesome sister ran all over town with me to take the photographs, we were chasing the sun as it was late afternoon and time was running out. Our final shoot was at the beach along Dallas Road, onlookers must have thought we were crazy! We would run from one spot to the next, literally run, like crazy people. At each location on the beach I would take a test shot of B, if I liked the light and location I would tear off my coat and huge scarf and start posing in my tee shirt... I even took my shoes off and walked in the surf... yup, we definitely looked crazy! 


I'm really glad I was able to pull it off and I am excited that after all of the madness it was accepted.



 Thank you B for taking the pictures on that crazy cold day, Shannon for the name, and Knitty for the awesome opportunity!





30 comments:

  1. It is absolutely lovely Jane! The detail on the shoulders just turns it into something special. Well done!

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  2. 100% Fabulous! Congrats on publication in Knitty! I have to go check my stash to see if I have enough cotton/linen to make this...

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  3. You are so welcome m'dear. You look absolutely stunning (great butt..wink wink) and the top is ahmazing! Can't wait to make mine! congrats - so proud of you!!!! xoxoxoxox

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  4. this is so lovely, jane! i'm already looking forward to casting it on. you've done an incredible job! congratulations! oxoxxoxo

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  5. it's so lovely! i didn't recognize you until the bottom picture. it's those eyelashes! this looks like a great knit!

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  6. It is truly gorgeous and went straight into my ravelry queue! Thanks for the lovely pattern!

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  7. I don't typically get excited about spring/summer knits but your Gemini has changed my mind!

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  8. Gemini could easily become a wardrobe staple.
    hugs
    Gerry

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  9. Oh great design. And it looks reversible? Or am I crazy?

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    1. Thanks! ...and you're not crazy, it's totally reversible :)

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  10. Lovely,can't wait to knit it up. Maybe it will warm up enough to wear it by June???? Not any warmer here on Bowen. Must go dig through my stash!

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  11. Yeah!!! I was so excited to see this pattern in the issue! So fantastic, I love it. Congratulations.

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  12. Wow! Congrats! I'm not usually much of a summer knitter either, but I really love this t-shirt. I can definitely see myself making one. Do you have it on backwards in the bottom photo? Great details.

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    1. Thanks Tanis. It is on backwards in the bottom photo, it wasn't my intention to make a reversible top but once it was off the needles it occurred to me that you could wear the lace forward to dress it up a bit... I like both options, it's fun.

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  13. congrats on the gorgeous, gorgeous pattern!! I love it, and I actually really enjoy summer knitting. This is going in my queue, stat!

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  14. I LOVE this sweater (and being a Gemini it's just perfect) I was wondering if you thought Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy might be a good sub for the Katia Linen...I'm not really a neutral kind of gal

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    1. I think Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy would be an excellent substitute! I can't wait to see your colourful version, be sure to share with us on Ravelry! ...http://www.ravelry.com/groups/jane-richmond

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  15. This is a magnificient design! Can't wait to knit my first summer knit! Congratulations!

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  16. Hottest thing on Ravelry right now! Congrats! Finally getting the exposure you deserve :)

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    1. Thank you, that is so sweet! Is it ridiculous that I'm stalking my own pattern on Ravelry, it's been a crazy amount of fun watching it top the charts, I'm so blown away!

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  18. Congrats! It looks great. :)

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  19. I've just finished knitting up this top and I absolutely love it - a very easy to follow pattern, fantastic yarn to work with and a perfect fit. This is the first time I have completed a garment that I have been 100% happy with it, and now I can't wait to wear it!

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    1. That's wonderful news! I'm so glad to hear it. Thank you for such positive feedback and I hope you enjoy wearing your Gemini as much as you enjoyed knitting it!

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  20. Help, I am trying to knit this and I am already in trouble, I am knitting the Large size and on round 1, after set up round, my k2tog, yo twice, k2tog, isn't working out for the 42 stiches section, can you help?

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    1. Hi there! I'm so happy you've chosen to knit the Gemini tee :) Let me see if I can help with Round 1.

      The pattern repeat across the 42 stitches is an even set of instructions:

      k1, [k2tog, yo twice, k2tog] to last st before next marker, k1 -- k1 + [k2tog + k2tog] + k1 = 2 + [4]

      It's possible that it's the double yarn over is tripping you up? Here is a video tutorial that might help! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NEAw0qtR70

      Best of luck!!

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