I have been wanting to knit another Gemini for ages, I knit one two years ago and I loved both the process of knitting it and the finished product so much.
The pattern is Gemini by Jane Richmond, published in Knitty, Spring + Summer 2012 and there's something about the simplicity of this pattern that makes it so appealing to me.
The yarn for this top was some that I have treasured for a while now, it was some upcycled cashmere yarn that me and my mother worked together to save. It was a wonderful process that I detail a little more in a previous post (I estimated that I saved at least $43 a skein by upcycling!). Knitting this old favorite with such a special yarn made this project particularly memorable.
I also really enjoyed knitting this Rockfall Sweater, which I finished in April. I love sweaters with an interesting construction and detail, this one is definitely following one of my favorite fashion trends, strategically placed mesh and lace.
The pattern is Rockfall Sweater by Mari Chiba, published in Knitscene, Spring 2013.
Although I love the end product and this was a fun pattern to knit, I was frustrated by a couple aspects of this project. For one, I think the sizing runs a little small, if I were to knit this again, I would go up a size for sure. Secondly, the neckline instructions were vague in places and made it very frustrating. I ended up having to frog, rewrite, and knit the section several times to make it look right. I would definitely recommend planning out the neckline before you start on it.
Both of these projects turned out so wonderfully and I'm looking forward to Fall when I can start wearing my new Rockfall sweater!