Diane is no stranger to the wonders of linen blends. Today she spotlights a new linen/cotton yarn from Juniper Moon Farm called Zooey.
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.
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
Diane is guest blogging today about one of her summer crushes on Rowan’s Pure Linen.
Released 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.
If you’re looking for more pattern inspiration, Rowan released a Pure Linen collection that you have to check out.
Check out the full color selection of Pure Linen here!
Reywa means hope in Tibetan, and by purchasing from Reywa Fibers, hope is what you’re providing — profits from Reywa go towards tuition assistance and coverage of living expenses for impoverished children in Tibet. If that weren’t enough, Reywa takes part in grassland restoration projects, helping to improve the grazing lands of the yaks. Embrace features an unbelievable, cashmere-like softness. This yarn has quickly become a favorite among ImagiKnit staff, and we’re confident you will love it as much as we do.
100% Yak Down
6 stitches = 1 inch
Hand Wash, lay flat
Tibetan Cloud Worsted
$37, 330 yards, hand-wash, 5-5.5 stitches per inch
Tibetan Cloud Worsted is gracefully soft and incredibly warm. Think about it. Don’t yaks live in cold climates? Their insulating fur can do the same for you — keep you nice and toasty! Try this yarn out for its softness, warmth and durability. You will not be disappointed.
$22, 330 yards, hand-wash, 6-6.5 stitches per inch
Mimi is a light, fluffy, and buttery soft yarn. We’ve heard such good feedback we know you don’t want to miss this. Words like “heavenly” and “amazing” have been tossed around this yarn. Please note that no minks were harmed making this yarn, they just got pet a lot.
From Universal Yarns, Cotton Supreme is a machine washable (and dryable!) 100% cotton yarn. In a vivid and soft color palette, paired with its easy-care versatility, Cotton Supreme proves a great option for baby knitting. Worried that lucky youngster has some wool sensitivities? Go ahead, pick up some squishy cotton. Move over stiff yarn, Cotton Supreme will soften up as it washes.
With the seasons changing, it’s time to swap out drab winter-wear for the bright and happy colors of spring. Can you see yourself in a light cotton cardigan?
4.5 stitches per inch.
Machine washable, tumble dry low.