How about a bit of linen luxury in the bathroom?
This is an adaptation of the Tonal Blanket pattern which can be found on the Purl Soho website.
The textured slip stitch is amazing and you can choose blocks of colour to create an ombre effect or a more contrasted look.
The towel below turned out to be 85 x 50cm approx. using 3.5mm needles. It took around 3 x 100g skeins of eco-stitch natural sport weight linen (which runs the whole length of the towel) and 4 different colours, 50g of each in hand-dyed sport weight.
The yarn is machine-washable!
One of my knitting friends was brave enough to make a larger, bath towel size. Hers came out at 85 x 130cm on 3.5mm needles and she cast on 161 stitches. She also added an i-cord border.
She very kindly offered to share her photos below. Quantities used were 3 x 100g skeins in eco-stitch natural sport weight and 4 different colours 100g each of eco-stitch hand-dyed sportweight.
I was pretty proud to have one of my patterns published in the August addition of Knitting Magazine. The pattern is a baby onesie I designed specifically with linen yarn (or similar plant fibres) in mind. There seem to be very few patterns for linen yarn for babies, so I have decided to do something about it. Linen is hypoallergenic and thermo-regulating, amongst many other qualities (see my About Linen page) and I don't see why it couldn't be used more for baby and toddler pieces.
The orange sample on the right is knitted with our hand-dyed sport weight linen yarn in the colour Tropic. The pink sample is knitted with our new yarn, Flaxi (see previous blog post) in the colour Peony.
August 2021 sees the arrival of our new linen yarn, Flaxi. We sourced our flax fibre for this yarn from just a short hop over the Channel, and it is certified European Flax and Masters of Linen, the best quality there is, grown and processed as close as possible. We then teamed up with a UK textile company to have it dyed and plied, and here it is, in 10 glorious shades, ready to be knitted or crocheted into creative pieces.
We thought this pre-dyed yarn in solid colours would be a nice addition to our existing range of hand-dyed yarns. They can all be used together in the same project, since they are the same weight and can be worked to the same tension/gauge.
The yarn comes to us in cones, and we then make our own 50g skeins. However, if anyone would prefer yarn in balls, (or even larger quantities on cones), we offer a free ball-winding service.
We hope to be expanding the colour range in the Autumn with some darker colour ways.
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