7/31/08

linen




so far i was a pure wool knitter. i tried my hands before on some cotton but did not like working with it. it was the lack of elasticity which drove me off.
that has all changed now. i discovered a new love for linen, silks and so on, with nora's cami, knit in flaxen, a linen silk yarn by handmaiden. i found myself enjoying working with it. how come? i think mostly it is because we have this super hot summer. the yarn felt wonderfully cool in my hands.
and that brings me to my new project: linen. the yarn is euroflax fom louet. it feels stiffer than flaxen, but there is a freshness in its crispiness. kind of like fresh air dried and ironed bedsheets.
i decided on a boat neck sweater with 3/4 arms, inspired by "knitting from the top" by barbara g. walker. so far i am loving it......

3 comments:

Lolly said...

Linen is a fabulous fiber - and it can last for so long! This is working up quite beautifully.

the daily purl said...

Looks beautiful!

Nora said...

Oh-so-lovely.