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Jaime's Mojave Marlalong Rift

Guess what?? I joined another knitalong! This time I joined Kelbourne Woolens for their Mojave Marlalong knitting the Rift Tee. I love it so much!

Jaime standing in front of a black wall, standing straight in front of the camera smiling.  Jaime is wearing a knitted Rift Tee in slate gray and mauve and blue jeans.

Pattern: Rift Tee by Jacqui Cieslak
Yarn: Kelbourne Mojave in Slate Grey and Mauve
Size Made: 44"
Modifications: none - I made the short-sleeved, v-neck version

Things I love: marls, summery knit tees, knitting with linen, and easy-to-follow, choose-your-own-adventure patterns - this hits them all!

First off, marls. This is the effect of knitting with two strands of different colors held together. Marls are such a simple and fun way to make a beautiful, interesting fabric. This was my first time marling with summery yarns and it's still great. I used the colors Slate Grey held with Mauve for this one.

Jaime standing in front of a black wall wearing a knitted Rift Tee in slate gray and mauve with blue jeans.  Jaime is standing straight on looking down to her left with her right hand on her hip.

Second: summer knit tees. Knitting isn't just for fall and winter! Knitting summer tees is the best! They are often quick with no sleeves or short sleeves. Also, you just feel cool wearing handknit garments in the summertime.

Jaime standing in front of a black wall wearing a knitted Rift Tee in slate gray and mauve.  Jaime is standing straight on looking over her left shoulder smiling.  The photograph is of Jaime's upper torso.

Third: knitting with linen. I just love linen whether it's sewing with linen or knitting with it. Mojave is a quintessential cotton/linen blend yarn and will not disappoint. We just received five new colors and they are all so bright and summery - the hardest part is choosing.

Jaime standing in front of a black wall wearing a knitted Rift Tee in slate gray and mauve with blue jeans.  Jaime is standing straight on looking down to her right with her hands by her side and smiling.

Fourth: easy to follow, choose your own adventure pattern. This is my first pattern I've knit by Jacqui even though I've been a long time fan. It's so fun! There are so many options! You can choose your sleeve length, front and back necklines, split hem or solid and there are great instructions for size modifications such as a full bicep adjustment. You really can make this perfectly, exactly how you want it. There's no excuse for me not to use this pattern again and I could make a completely different, long-sleeved, wool Rift for winter. Such a great pattern!

Up close detail photograph to show knitted Rift Tee in slate gray and mauve.  The photograph is showcasing the v-neck line and short sleeve option for this pattern.

Thanks, Kelbourne for the great yarn and MARLALONG. Now what do I knit??

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