Remember in the last post when I told the story of my "knittervention"? This FO is one of my long-forgotten WIPs from the epic list.
- Pattern: Jada, by Sarah Hutton, from the Lenpur Linen Collection (Rowan)
- Yarn: 9 balls Rowan Lenpur Linen (75% viscose lenpur, 25% linen) in #565, Lagoon
- Needles: size US 6 (4,0mm)
- Time to complete: almost one year
I cast this beauty on right before I left for Scandinavia last year, and packed it up in my suitcase for travel knitting. I diligently worked on it my first week abroad, when I had hours during the day to myself while Jason was attending a conference. We were in a sleepy little town in Northern Sweden (Skelleftea), and the weather was warm and beautiful, so I knit!
But (did you feel the "but" coming?), when we returned, I just plopped the little project bag with my 25% completed shawl into the bottom of my knitting basket and forgot about it. Or more accurately, abandoned it on purpose. The pattern called for SO MANY INCHES of the lace repeat. It was soooo boring. It was also the time when the new fall mags come out and I was so tempted by new and exciting projects.....
So, long story short: after the knittervention I dug this out and finished it up! And it's beautiful! And just in time for summer!
This yarn is such an interesting way to make a linen yarn - instead of wet spun linen that we are used to with yarns like Louet Euroflax, "lenpur" is processed in the same way a viscose yarn is made (like bamboo, etc). The result is a slinky, soft yarn that is still very cool and has great stitch definition. It was great to work with, and when washed the drape and swing of the fabric is perfect for summer. Yay!
More FOs (and more distractions) coming soon!