4.04.2013

as pleased as....


this came off the needles just in time, and i'm so so pleased!! strathcona is from jane's book, ISLAND. if you have not yet seen this book you really really should. it's a beautiful addition to any home. the photos by nicholas kupiak are gorgeous, showing off not only the stunning knits but also the beauty of the island. i actually find myself flipping through the pages often!


so the deets!
this is strathcona. by jane richmond.
yarn: quince & co sparrow . colour: butternut
needle: 3.25mm


the amount of drape that linen gives you is just amazing! and it's a total bonus that it dries so quickly :)
the only mods i made to this pattern (completely by fault actually) is that i made the garter edging 9 inches long instead of the called for 6 inches. as a result, i just decided to use up all of 2 skeins of yarn. and i like the new length.

i thouroughly enjoyed this pattern... as you may have seen i even brought it with me camping. such an easy pattern to remember, and allowes you to easily pick it up and put it down whenever. no confusing marks to make in your notes.
there was just enough detail to the pattern though to not be bored with the knit either...


as always, i enjoy working with linen, but it's maybe a good idea to have another thing on the needles as well, to give your hands a break with the rawness of this fiber.


i'm loving this scarf already! and i'm sure it will be a constant staple in my spring and summer wardrobe. xo
highly recommend this pattern. it's suitable to every knitter, and the end result is stunning. you'll be oh so pleased you knit it! xo

have you knit with linen? what are your thoughts? any selfish knits on the needles for you these days? come chat! xo

16 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love the natural color, will definitely look great with almost everything!

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    1. thanks hannah! i think so too! xo

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  2. Looks Fantastic!!! Love it! :)

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  3. Gorgeous Becca!!! ...and just in time too :)

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    1. thank you jane! i'm so glad you like it! xo

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  4. It looks awesome! Such a great pattern..... I like the length addition! :) ~Stephanie

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    1. thanks stephanie! i too am super happy with the extra length... at first i was worried that the 9" of garter would look too "heavy" but i don't think it does :) xo

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  5. I've never knit with linen but have always wanted to. I think I've avoided it because of its roughness and how stiff it can be. Seeing your scarf makes me realize that it's all in how you handle the fiber ... and what pattern you choose!

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    1. i absolutely agree with that! also, linen is such a strong fiber, it lasts and lasts! and it gets softer, and adds drape the more it's washed and worn. you should definitely give linen a try! xo

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  6. It's awesome! So simple, but striking! I love that its linen, which seems perfect for warmer climates. I also love Island. I just received yarn for Rathtrevor mitts this week- yay.

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    1. i'm loving every pattern in this book! the rathtrevor mitts knit up quickly! what yarn are you using? i looove working with the linen. and yes, i agree. perfect for summer! xo

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  7. I was so inspired by your pictures that I went out an bought some linen for my own strathcona! I hope to be starting it soon and if all else fails, we've got lots of camping planned so there will always be time to knit then :) --- Deb

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    1. deb! thank you so very much! what a nice compliment! what colour will you be knititng your strathcona in? xoxo

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