Since my last post, I have made some good progress on my summer knitting plans. I’m very close to finishing the Siena tee with the Erika Knight Studio Linen, and can I say, I love this yarn! It’s a 100% linen yarn, but 85% of it is composed of recycled linen, so it’s nice and eco friendly (always a plus) and the other 15% is regular natural linen. Somehow the combination is magical – the fabric it produces is strong, but with a gorgeous fluid drape subtle sheen, and much softer than most of the other linen yarns on the market. Plus, the stitch definition can’t be beat. The color palette is perfect for summer as well. For Siena I chose Covet, a delicate dusty rose that fits right at home in my closet.
131 yards \ 120 meters
My gauge: 20 sts & 28 rows over 4 inches of Stockinette on Size 5 US needles
I’ve also been working on a Klever Knits design that I’m hoping to release by the end of June. It’s a sweet v-neck summer tank worked from the top down with some cool columns of lace stitches. The yarn I chose was Berocco’s Modern Cotton, a dk/lt worsted weigh pima cotton blend yarn (60% Pima Cotton; 40% Modal Rayon). In the fresh cream color Sandy Point, this yarn was perfect for the mood I was going for with this design.
209 yards \ 191 meters
My gauge: 19 sts & 28 rows over 4″ of Stockinette on size 4 US needles
Once these two projects have been completed, I’m looking forward to starting a second Klever Knits design (which still needs a name) using Quince & Co’s Kestrel in Antler, Wave and Pebble.