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
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