Saturday, May 25, 2019


I was updating the website this morning and one of the yarns was Erika Knight Studio Linen. I wondered if Erika had new patterns and she has a great cardigan.
The pattern for Sundowner can be purchased on Ravelry.
Sundowner by Sarah Hatton  
An edge to edge bracelet length sleeve cardigan knitted in three different eyelet stitch patterns. It is worked from the bottom to the top with K1,P1 rib edges, shaped under the arm to give an elegant extended sleeve and short row shaping at the shoulders. The fronts meet at the centre back neck. The sleeves are picked up from the armhole and worked towards the K1,P1 cuff.

Studio Linen is a beautiful yarn to work with. It wears very well and gets softer with washing.

An ancient fibre recycled for a modern maker

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.
Made in Italy.
There will be a new fingering weight yarn coming later this summer. Meadowcroft Dyeworks (the maker of Rockshelter Sock) is introducing Donegal Cottage Tweed Sock.
The superwash merino wool is invitingly soft and luxuriously squishy, and the Donegal neps add flecks in neutral hues.
  • Fingering weight
  • 14 wraps per inch
  • 85% merino (superwash)
  • 15% polyamide Donegal neps
  • 100g / 3.5oz
  • 400m / 438 yd
I can't wait. Think of all the new fingering weight colourwork sweaters that are on Ravelry right now. This will be perfect. There will be 15 colours in all.

I wound my ball this morning and I'm ready to get back to Slow Curves. The new ball (on top) definitely has more purple. I've been knitting tonight - pictures tomorrow.

Dad was out for dinner with friends so Lucy came for a visit.

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