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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Interweave Knits: Pebble and Reed Tunic

I was really busy for this issue of Interweave Knits Summer 2011 because I have two designs appearing in it! :D

This first one is titled "Pebble and Reed Tunic" and is a great summer tunic with 3/4 length sleeves that you can wear over a tank top with a skirt, capris or pants to the beach, your farmer's market or garden party.

photo by Interweave Press

The openwork pattern makes for a very loose and stretchy fabric, great for the "stiffer" linen/cotton based yarns. It will most likely grow with wear.

photo by Interweave Press
This model was knit with Rowan Purelife Revive (36% silk, 36% cotton, 28% rayon; 137 yds/125 m per 1/75 oz/50 g) and is made from used garments. Recycling at its best!

It's so nice to finally see it come out because this project got started all the way back during Thanksgiving break. The deadline was pretty tight especially with two projects for this issue, that I actually took the yarn along on my trip to visit my family and friends back in Switzerland and Austria.

It sure made for a conversation starter and felt rather weird to knit on a summer project when the Christmas markets in all the old town squares were just opening up for the season, my kids were baking cookies and build snowmen...

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