On my needles this first Wednesday of the month is my first attempt at knitting a garment using linen yarn.
The pattern is Lena by Carrie Bostick Hoge and is a loose fitting sleeveless tee. It is primarily stocking stitch with some panels of garter stitch for interest so lots of easy tv knitting which is working well for me.
It feels like I’ve been working on this forever but it’s actually only been a month and I’m hopeful I’ll have it ready to wear before the weather becomes too chilly for bare arms.
I’m using DMC Natura Linen yarn in shade 8 which is a pretty green colour which reminds me of sea glass. When researching yarn I read a lot about linen not being much fun to handle but I’m finding this quite gentle on my hands. However it is quite splitty which is frustrating and it sheds fluff everywhere when I’m knitting which I’m not enjoying at all. Especially when I’m knitting in public and wearing black! I doubt I’d choose this yarn again but it was very affordable.
The book is fantastic. It is character driven and following 3 women with intersecting lives and very different circumstances. And it has such a beautiful cover which shouldn’t matter but is always lovely.
Linking up with Ginny and the other Yarn Alongers sharing what they are reading and working on.