“Open windows, open doors
a breeze is warmly welcomed”
Nothing says summer more to me than Shibui Linen knit into a loose cooling top. The first time I worked with linen yarn was when I used Shibui Linen to knit the Otherside tank for a store sample, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Shibui Linen is a light and crisp yarn with a chain ply structure, that will give your garment the perfect drape. It also comes in bright, vibrant colors that are summer ready.
Here are a few summer tops that will knit up nicely in Shibui Linen:
© Laura Oriana Konstin
Otherside: This top is supposed to be slightly fitted, but the store sample I made was four sizes larger than my size, and it ended up turning out exactly how I would want to wear it. If you want the perfect drapey and flowy tank I suggest doing the same and going up multiple sizes.
© Andi Satterlund
Zinone: Your options are endless with this pretty lace top. Choose between a partial-lace back or a full-lace back, and a cropped length or a full, hip length to make the perfect breezy, summer top.
© Shibui Knits
Square: A modern statement piece with a unique neckline that is high in the front and lower in the back. The sheer side panels give it added contemporary flair.
© Knit Picks
Freebies: Split Back Tank is a free pattern that is perfect for summer and Book lover Valentine is a fun little bookmark to make with any leftover Shibui Linen yarn you might have.