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Lean-in to Linen Virtual Knit-Along

Lean-in to Linen Virtual Knit-Along

Hello Fibre Friends,

Deanna here. Those gorgeous warm days of summer are upon us and I couldn’t be happier. This is my favourite time of year. While I have been famously known to sit on the beach in 30 degree weather and knit a wool sweater, I know a lot of you shift your focus to plant fibres right about now. So it seems as good a time as any to dive into the wonderful world of Linen.

If you’ve worked with 100% Linen before, you’ve probably already learned that this fibre walks to the beat of its own drum. Treat it like wool at your own peril!

As a fun and supportive introduction to working with linen, I’ve decided to set-up a virtual KAL. Like the Brioche KAL I did before, I am going to provide you with some informative videos which will be published on YouTube. We will also be hosting chat and progress photos in our Virtual Knit Along Facebook Group. Click here to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/883466498774921

As always, participation in our KALs is free with yarn purchase from Needles in the Hay. In addition to creating the videos, I’ll be available to answer all of your KAL related questions in the Facebook group or over email. 

Here is the video schedule. Take the KAL at your own pace, and the videos will stay up indefinitely.

  1. What is Linen and how do we use it as Knitters?
    Wednesday July 20
  1. Preparing for your Linen Project & knitting with 100% Linen
    Friday July 22
  1. Finishing your linen project for best Results
    Wednesday August 10

OK! Let’s get to the fun part!! Project selection. I’ve outlined my favourite picks below, but I’ve also put together a collection of ideas on Ravelry to peruse: https://ravel.me/knitdeanna/lpi

We’ve just brought in a lovely and affordable 100% linen yarn called Lino, by BC Garn. It has a delightful sheen, slightly rustic texture, and comes in some beautiful, summery colours. The options I’ve put together should work well with this yarn. The gauge is quite flexible too! From 20 to 26 sts over 4”.

Lino by BC Garn

If you have any questions about whether a project would be appropriate for linen, hit me up in the facebook group, or pop me an email at info [at] needlesinthehay.ca

I’ve decided to make Bolan by Leila Raven. This one has been on my to-do list for a while and Lino will be perfect for it.


BOLAN
By Leila Raven
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bolan-2

Bolan Tee


SACO STRIPES

By Pam Allen
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/saco-stripes


KUUTAR TEE
By Sari Nordlund
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kuutar-tee

Kuutar Tee


LEAVES SHAWL
By Kristen TenDyke
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/leaves-shawl-2

Leaves Shawl

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