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Much love for the Love Note

Over the past summer, I started seeing this lovely little sweater pop up everywhere on Instagram – it’s the Love Note by Tin Can Knits! After finding out that it’s a fairly quick knit that consists of top down, seamless construction plus a lovely lace panel all around, I just had to add it to my queue.

The pattern calls for a blend of fingering yarn + mohair lace weight. I was new to the pattern, so I wasn’t sure if I wanted to purchase deluxe yarn in case I mess up. Since I already had a few hanks of Knit Picks Gloss Fingering in my stash (in one of my favorite colors, Kenai), I decided to keep it simple and supplement it with Knit Picks Aloft Super Kid Mohair in the same color.

I started it in August and probably would’ve finished a lot sooner if it wasn’t for LA’s summer – when it’s 90°F out, it got to be rather warm to have a pile of merino, silk, and mohair in my lap. I do have to say that picking this combo was a good one. This sweater is so cozy and warm, yet light.

I ended up on “sleeve island” in the middle of September, and put the project on pause for a while when I finished up holiday knits. When I picked it up again, I decided on a minor sleeve modification – I didn’t want a poufy, “blousey” look, so I went down in needle size gradually, from 10 to 9 to 7, and finally 6 for the ribbing.

I finished Love Note on December 26. This sweater is definitely a cool-weather wardrobe staple – it’s incredibly warm and lightweight, and looks adorable with anything. I’m in love with Love Note.

Pattern: Love Note by Tin Can Knits
Yarn: Knit Picks Gloss Fingering and Aloft Super Kid Mohair
My Love Note page on Ravelry

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