I hope everyone is enjoying the Portland summer vibes we are having. I know I am! These past couple weeks have been divine and I’ve been soaking it all in by working in my yard, taking siestas in the sun, and knitting on my deck.
I’m still knitting all my WIPs and I think I might even finish one of them by the end of the week. *Insert happy dance.* The sooner I finish knitting all of my WIPs, the sooner I get to start working on summer projects. I do have a lot of WIPs, so there is a chance I’m going to miss out on all the summer fun. For those of you that are getting ready for summer knitting or have already started, be sure to check out Baltic Linen Lace yarn.
One of our sample knitters completed the Banana Leaf Shawl in Baltic Linen Turquoise and it turned out so pretty and light. The stitch definition is faintly uneven, which adds a slight variation to the finished garment that is aesthetically pleasing. If you are in Portland you can stop by the store and take a peek so you can see and feel how lovely Baltic Linen knits up.
Here are a few patterns to get you started on your summer Baltic Linen projects:
P.S. If you are new to knitting with linen, it will have a rougher texture against your fingers than knitting with cashmere or merino. Don’t let this deter you! I started to knit with linen last year and I always love the end result. If you know of any ways to soften linen before working with it please do share. We always like to learn new tips and tricks!