Kinu is a light fingering weight yarn made of 100% silk noil (also called organic silk). Different colored fibers are combined for a melange effect that gives depth to the knitted fabric. For Westbourne, Kinu is knit at an open gauge of six stitches per inch to maximize its drape and airiness.
We made our version with snow gray for the main color and persimmon for the stripes.
Westbourne has a wide neck, three-quarter length sleeves, and a comfortable fit. Because it’s knit seamlessly from the top down, you can easily make the sleeves short or take them down to the wrist.
For bust sizes: 34 (36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46) inches, you’ll need: 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4) cones of Ito Kinu in the main color and 1 cone of Ito Kinu in the contrast color.
Kinu is made in a beautiful range of colors. Here are a few other color combinations we like for Westbourne.