July 5, 2014

Diane’s Corner: Zooey Yarn Review

Diane is no stranger to the wonders of linen blends.  Today she spotlights a new linen/cotton yarn from Juniper Moon Farm called Zooey.

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Zooey is a 60% linen, 40% cotton DK weight blend with a slight thick and thin texture.  The quintessential summer yarn, Zooey is machine washable (yay!) and softens up beautifully with washing.

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Zooey would be perfect for a summer tee such as Mari Chiba’s Garmi Top.  The Garmi Top is a great transition piece.  It can be worn alone in warmer weather or layered over a long sleeved tee through Fall.

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
Finished Measurements: Bust: 30.5 (34.5, 38.5,42.5,46.5,50.5,54.5)”
Length: 22.5 (23.25, 24, 24.75, 25.5, 26.5, 27.5)”
Yarn: MC: 2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5) balls Zooey in color #1 Sea Salt
CC: 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2) balls Zooey in color #4 Taro
Needles: US 6 – 24” circular needle, or size used to obtain gauge
US 2 – 24” circular needle
US 3 – double pointed needles or Size F (3.75 mm) crochet hook for neckline finishing
Gauge: 16 sts and 28 rows = 4” in St st in the round and in lace pattern st on larger needles


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June 16, 2014

Diane’s Corner: Pure Linen Yarn Review

Diane is guest blogging today about one of her summer crushes on Rowan’s Pure Linen.

pure-linen-styleReleased as part of Rowan’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection, Pure Linen has become a store favorite.  Made of 100% natural linen, Pure Linen has a soft sheen, relaxed drape and is easy on the hands during knitting.  Available in eight earth tones, it is the perfect yarn for the light weight knits of summer.  It’s great knit up in Yumiko Alexander’s Forest Weave pattern.

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If you’re looking for more pattern inspiration, Rowan released a Pure Linen collection that you have to check out.

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Check out the full color selection of Pure Linen here!

Happy knitting,

Diane


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