Linen is a cool, crisp fiber that’s wonderful year-round and especially good for summer wear. This season we’ve brought in 2 linen yarns from Quince & Co: Kestrel and Sparrow.
Both yarns are made with Belgian organic linen and spun in Italy. Kestrel is a ribbon yarn, a knitted tube, that can be knit on a needle as large as a US 10. Sparrow is smooth yarn that can be knit with anything between US 2 and US 6 needles. Both yarns will create fabric with beautiful drape and luster.
Two fun facts about linen:
1. Linen gets softer as you wear and wash it, so your projects will only improve with time.
2. Stockinette stitch edges in linen will hardly curl. Several of the garments below are knit without ribbed edgings or hems.
Projects for Kestrel
Davis by Pam Allen uses only stockinette stitch for a comfortable top with a wide, boxy body and fitted sleeves.
Morning Glory by Pam Allen is an open cardigan with a simple lace motif on the front edges and 3/4 sleeves.
Hudson by Alicia Plummer makes for a fun summer accessory with color blocking and a little texture.
Projects for Sparrow
Forsythia by Pam Allen takes a simple tank to the next level with color blocking and pockets.
Lena Tee by Carrie Bostick Hoge is a simple tee with cap sleeves and garter stitch at the yoke and split hem.
Brise Cardigan by Carrie Bostick Hoge has an open front and is knit entirely in stockinette stitch for a soft, easy fit.