Our Q2 knit-along has finally arrived! We want your spring/summer months to be as relaxed as possible, so this KAL fits right in:
- any pattern
- any ESK yarn with 20% silk and/or linen
That’s it! Make one or make tons, it’s up to you. Cast on begins April 1 and, if you want that bonus star, ends June 30. Specifics found here. Specializing in hand-dyed yarn means we have mountains of merino, alpaca, and other animal fibers. The silk and plant based fibers can get overlooked so let’s wander…
Silk and linen, by themselves or blended, can be crisp, drapey, silky, and cool. Block the heck out of the linen, throw it in the dryer – it only gets softer. Silk can take a firm blocking too, those lace patterns will open right up.
Mora is a 100% silk fingering weight. Crisp with intense shine.
Susurro, a 50/25/25% silk/linen/merino blend. It’s a single-ply with loads of drape and glimmer. It works up beautifully in lace, and I can’t wait to see it in garter.
Silky Merino, a DK weight single that makes a nearly weightless shawl.
Silkpaca, a slinky laceweight made of alpaca/silk.
SweetGeorgia recently sent us Flaxen Silk DK. Deep, rich color and shimmer. Perfect for a tee or open drapey vest.
Juniper Moon Zooey DK is a new shop favorite. 60/40% cotton/linen, looks great on a US 3 all the way to a US 9. It almost has the slightest marl look, I can’t get enough. I’m working on a simple vest in Greyhound to throw over tanks.
Emily and Jess are twinning with a marl of Zooey DK and Malabrigo Lace for Age of Brass and Steam. Jessica chose Amarula & Arco Iris for a ghostly rainbow while Emily went bright with Mint & Zarzamora!
Tracey is working a beautiful cowl in Sweet Georgia CashSilk Lace in Wisteria.
There are many more qualifying yarns for Q2, don’t forget you can sort the website by fiber type. Feel free to send us an email or call if you’d like some help picking something out, we love to help.
- food52 science-y food posts, best way to fry an egg anyone?
- playing with marls (stay tuned!) and stitch dictionaries
- new episodes of Ozark and The Office reruns
- reading: Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg and Seven Spoons cookbook from Tara O’Brady
- planning a porch garden with my grey-ish black thumb
- starting a crochet granny stripe blanket, so relaxing
What are your Q2 plans, knit, crochet, and otherwise?
This is the quarter I am most excited about this year! My first project is in Eyre Light, but I have some Silkpaca and CashSilk waiting in the wings. Seeing everybody’s Susurro projects is really tempting me, though…
Thank you for sharing that Food52 post! This will give me the distracting rabbit hole I need while I wait for the glue to dry on my freshly busted glasses. 😆
Oo I remember Eyre Light! Your silky wing yarn sounds like a treat. Food52 has a post like that one but about bacon, and the ratios of salt and water to pasta in regard to sauce stickiness. Good luck with your peepers!
Q2 plans are also with Zooey! I’m doing the Argonic Dress by Pamela Wynne and then I just got the new Knitscene and the Bluets Top speaks to me! I’m hoping to sew swimsuits for myself and my daughter as well !
Now I’m day dreaming about the beach (let’s be honest, I have been dreaming of it for a while even though I’m very much a mountain person). Have fun with your suits and the Zooey!
Hi Janine! Lovely blog post with some great information! I hope you are doing well during this social distancing time and it sounds like you are! Dawn (Madhooker)
Hey Dawn, thanks for reading! We all know I have enough yarn and hobbies to keep it movin’, and plenty of blankets for naps. Plan to take out my dusty spinning wheel after work. Hope you’re well too :]