I am not too shy to tell you that my favourite summer fibre is linen. Not that there is anything wrong with cotton, but the rumpled sophistication of linen is tops in my books. The impression that one just rolled out of bed but is still ready for a stroll along the Seine is the kind of contradiction I would love to let rule my life.
Iwona knit this sweater out of the linen yarn we have from Shibui. It’s simple, and yet somehow almost everyone who sees it wants to take it home. A light and breezy garment that’s easy to pull over a spring or summer dress fits the bill for most occasions.
The knit fabric has a wonderful texture and a silky touch.
Our version of the Lineal Cardigan by Hannah Fettig took only 3 skeins of the Shibui Linen which has 225 metres and costs $15.
My pick for colour is “Brass”. The very same shade as these chrysanthemums that seem to be blessed with longevity. They are from our opening party which is now over 3 weeks ago.
The Lineal Cardigan is from a series of patterns by Hannah Fettig for Quince and Co. Check them out along with their other linen patterns HERE. All the patterns that call for their Sparrow yarn will work with the Shibui Linen too.
For more linen pattern ideas have a look at my post from a month or so ago. It’s HERE.