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Baltic Linen Lace

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:
Riverton Tee: A simple top with delicate lace edging and pleating. The great part about this pattern is you have three sleeve options to choose from: cap sleeve, flirty flutter sleeve, or sleeveless.



Sakasama Jacket: A lightweight cardigan that can be worn upside down and inside out. The pattern calls for holding the yarn double, but this might work out nicely with only using a single strand.



Holey Square Shawl: Free pattern. This pattern makes me think of a moth chewing through one of my scarves in a strategic manner to leave me with a chic little upgrade. If only moths really did that...

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!


May 13, 2016 by Laura Oriana Konstin
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Jani Brattin said:

Beautiful projects!! I love linen and have not tried this yet!

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