by Norah Gaughan
Size 9 and 7 bamboo circular needles
7 skeins of Berroco Linen Jeans
Color Washed Denim
I have to say I loved the Linen Jeans yarn. I was afraid when I noticed it was a tape yarn, but the LYS had a sample of the finished sweater on display and it looked so pretty that I couldn't resist. The yarn was great to work with. It is a linen blend and perfect for a summer sweater. It slid along the bamboo needles with out any struggling. It didn't split at all. Nor did it slip of the needles easily, and it drapes beautifully. It really was a fabulous yarn to work with. I can't say enough good things about it. (I guess that's obvious.)
I was going to try and do as much of the pattern in the round as I could to avoid seams, but then I chickened out. That was why I had to read up on seaming. I found a good seam tutorial on the web from Knit Simple Magazine here. My gauge was off, so I compensated by making the smallest size.
Overall I'm happy with how it turned out, and I learned a new technique (seaming).
Gotta run, I hear the dryer buzzing me!