Shibui Linen

“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.


June 06, 2016 by Laura Oriana Konstin
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Jani Brattin said:

I have TWO Other side sweaters on the needles!! Both in Shibui linen. I love working with this yarn! Its wonderful yarn that really holds its place!!!

Laura Oriana said:

Jani – It’s such a great top and the yarn gives it such an amazing drape. What colors are you using for both of your tops?

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