Basically, I wasn't sure what to expect from this yarn. And then this sample arrived.
This is L.1, a freebie from Shibui Knits featuring four colors of the linen in a simple, yet striking stripe sequence. It's knit on a US7, so the fabric is open and flowy and drapey, yet crisp, perfect for a summer wrap like this.
Now that I have seen it in scarf form, I am even more curious about Linen. I want to see how it works up on a smaller needle. I have visions of a linen Lemon from the Amimono Knit Collection 2010. If I have done my math correctly, I should need about six skeins.
Of course, there are several other lovely summer top options. The latest issue of Knit.Wear features the beautiful Die Cut Vest on the cover. (Did we talk about the newest Knit.Wear? I don't think we did. I will remedy that.)
I recall seeing Kage by Kirsten Johnstone pop up on Ravelry last summer, but, at the time, I couldn't think of any fingering weight yarns that might work for this. Linen would be stunning. The drape of the fabric on those sleeves...wow. This one is a Ravelry download from the designer.
|Photo from Assembladge Ravelry Shop|
|Photo from The Purl Bee|
|Photo from Wool People Vol. 3|
|Photo from Cocoknits|