Summer Love

May 01, 2020

As promised I'm back with a legit knitting post with a recently finished object! Tada! This is the much acclaimed Love Note from TinCan Knits. It's popularity is off the charts and everyone who makes it loves it, including me, this is my second. The pattern is perfect for a summer knit. I made this one with my all time favorite cotton yarn, Rowan Handknit Cotton. If you're looking to knit this summer with cotton but have your doubts if you'll like it--please try this one. It's velvety and so easy to knit, plus easy care--washer and dryer safe for me. The color is a lovely orchid that is stunning in real life but hard to capture with my camera without making my skin look too pink. The two photos below represent the color best. 

I made the same modifications for fit as I did on my first Love Note. You can find that info on my Ravelry project page that I'll link below along with pattern and yarn shopping links.  On a design note, I think it's best to have the lace section land high on the yoke, a few inches above the apex of the bust. It seems to be most flattering for all but it's just my personal preference.

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Stay safe and well.
Hugs, Kristen

Rowan Handknit Cotton (free shipping on all yarn!)

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  1. That’s a gorgeous love note. I’ve gone back and forth on knitting it- I don’t wear many pullovers. But yours is making me reconsider again. It’s so pretty.


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