Did you know that linen is good for summer knitting????
Well OF COURSE you did because you my friend are a wiser knitter than I. Me? I have been ignoring these cooler options until this happened:
I literally dropped everything that I was doing and sat pouring over the pattern page. The design is 'Trail' by Mel Ski. I'm not sure if it's because I'm finally understanding tanks need to be knit, the dropped arm hole detail or the aesthetic of the whole collection that Trail features in but I am like a woman possessed.
If you want to discuss linen yarns with me, please do. I'm all ears right now and went to Loop Knitting today for research purposes.
Yes. Research. Don't look at me like that. Ok?
On the flip side, Ashley has announced the next Woolful KAL and it's beyond tempting to cast something on because she's hosting Hannah Fettig's Home and Away collection. It's so sticky hot in the city right now that I'm almost certain that sweater's would felt as I knit them. Did that stop me looking at the aran section in Loop today for a Rosemont Cardigan? Of course it didn't.
Equally exciting news came courtesy of Cooperative Press releasing Veera Valimaki's much loved 'Colour Wheel Knits' collection in English! This little cap makes my heart sing:
This is Lippapipo and calls for a skein of sportweight so a fast little knit indeed. I love the visor and the way it tucks around. So cute and so stylish! It also just so happens that I tried on one of Veera's samples at Brighton knit shop YAK recently where Kate, the owner, is hosting the Interpretations 2 trunk show. All the samples from this collection put out by Joji and Veera are there and True Friend is one of the most wearable and flattering sweaters I've tried on in a while. It's also fingering weight which is slightly more soothing in this heat.
Other hats getting my attention come courtesy of Tin Can Knits and their latest collection Max and Bodhi's Wardrobe. This collection has all the usual Tin Can Knits trademarks- sizing for babies right through to adult, simple and clean lines and great looking yarns that make the patterns shine. Bumble is my new go to pattern- it's so wonderfully unisex and suitable for all age groups. A winner!
An eclectic mix this month but I have the attention span of a gnat in this heat. I am an Autumn girl at heart. I'm hoping linen might get me through the next few weeks!