Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Cool to the touch

Erika Knight has new patterns on Ravelry for her Studio Linen. We have three tops knit with Studio Linen in the store and they feel great. The yarn is soft and gets softer when you block it. We had it at the Frolic on the weekend and it was a big hit.

This is Promenade.
Oversized, wide neck sweatshirt knitted in mismatched intarsia stripes to create a centre front and back detail. With a longer back, side vents, shaped front rib and bracelet length sleeves in a wider stripe.
Meet Dusk.
A semi-fitted ‘waterfall’ style cardigan with diagonal stitch detail on the fronts and sleeves, worked in stocking stitch and K1, P1 rib.
Small Hours is a double v-neck, t-shirt style top knitted in the round until the start of the armhole shaping. The sleeves and the v-neck are then worked on two needles. The sleeves have a rib selvedge edge, the neck a lace and eyelet detail and the shoulders a three-needle cast off.
Linen is an ancient, sustainable, natural fibre spun from the flax plant. Flax itself is naturally resistant to pests and therefore practically no pesticides nor herbicides are necessary to grow these eco-friendly stem fibre plants. Flax plants produce large amounts of usable fibre per acre and do not require irrigation.  
Linen is durable, soft, lustrous and flexible and will naturally soften with wear and washing.  
Studio Linen is 100% linen: 85% is recycled rayon-linen fibre, sorted from selected wastage and regenerated using the eco-friendly hydrolysis method. Blended with 15% premium natural linen, these fibres are twisted and dyed by a specialist Italian spinner in Biella to produce a unique yarn with a dry hand feel and subtle sheen.  
Cool to the touch, and with a delicate drape Studio Linen is the perfect yarn for summer. With a refined palette of colours that will work with everything you wear and a clear stitch definition, Studio Linen crafts beautiful garments both in knit and crochet. 

Lynn and I (well mostly Lynn) got the boxes from the Frolic unpacked today. The store is sort of in order. We still need to hang garments and do a bit of rearranging but you can walk from the front to the back now :) We did a lot of website updating as well. I think that the Hedgehog numbers should be correct. This is important because another order should be making it's way to us very soon.

Uschitita is now available online.

It was very hard working today with the beautiful weather. I snuck out a bit early. It's supposed to rain for the next few days so I'll be in the store. Now it's time to knit. And watch hockey, basketball and baseball.

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