WIP Friday: Liesl Madness

Welcome to a very special edition of WIP… er, Friday! As you may know, Wednesday marked the official start of our summer knitalong, Liesl by Cocoknits, and we want to show off our new projects to all of you! We have been summer-starved for far too long here in Portland, so this quintessential summer project has given us a chance to pretend that it’s warm and sunny outside… no wonder we can’t get enough!

Eva, one of the forerunners of the knitalong, cast on about a week ago, and she’s making amazing progress on her SKIF and Habu A-1 Tsumugi Liesl! Instead of the mitered decrease in the pattern, Eva is doing an improvised mirrored decrease for a very tidy side “seam.” This springy, tweedy yarn combination will make for a soft and stretchy garment.

Another Tsumugi fan (this time with held with Louet Euroflax Sport), Erica is moving right along on her Liesl as well. Erica’s linen and silk combo has a very beachy vibe; the vibrant aqua color suits her beautifully and just screams summer!

My Liesl has become my bedtime knitting project, and despite my drooping eyelids, I can never seem to put it down! The combination of Euroflax and Madelinetosh Prairie is highly addictive. This is my first time knitting with linen, and I love the stiff but soft dichotomy the yarn presents.

And Anna, suddenly struck by inspiration, just cast on today for her Liesl in Habu A-1 Tsumugi and N-75 Fine Merino. It’s super lightweight and airy, the perfect warm weather project!

Have you cast on for your Liesl yet? Share the love in the comments! Wishing everyone a happy and yarn-filled weekend!

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June 01, 2011 by Alexa
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