I’m going a bit crazy with linen blend yarns this spring & summer. I decided to knit up TWO striped summery cowls for my Canadian Nieces Molly & Maya. The yarn I’m ‘tasting’ is “Firefly” by Classic Elite Yarns; a sport-weight %75 viscose & 25% linen ( but I tell you, it feels like mostly linen.) Time is of the essence so I’m making no pretenses, I’ve just cast on, and I’ll see you on the flip-side.
The yarn looks lovely Jen. Have fun knitting. 🙂
Hi Wen!!! I tell you, I can’t stay out of the yarn shop lately…lol. More last-minute panic projects, just what I love! 🙂 xx
Pretty pretty colors…can hardly wait to see. xo
Well, as you already know, the lovely cowls will buy me some time on the socks I promised to them. But sheesh… who wants to be gifted wool socks in July!!! Me thinks linen lace is so much more apropos 🙂 xx
Very true! But I SO want to learn to knit socks. The ultimate in utilitarian!
These are lovely colors.
Thanks Stefanie, decided linen cowls better than wool socks for summer 🙂 (((I bet you’ve guessed I’m turning into a yarn-o-holic!)))
Both color shades looking so good! Couldn’t decide which one I would prefer :-)))
Isn’t the viscose too slippery? Or do the linen gives enough grip?
happy knitting !
Petra, thank you. Some linens are too course feeling until its been washed and worn a lot, so not so good for a gift I was thinking (like Euroflax, or Shibui Twig, … but this yarn is very soft because its mostly viscose. Yes a little slippery, but that’s what will make it a nice summery draping thing. I will be of course, photographing finished cowls, hopefully in a few days. 🙂
Can’t wait to see what the yarn finds itself to be.
Ooooh this yarn looks good for the soul, and in delicious colors.
…. and delicious coffee!
I rather think so…. summer and peach & coral, as well as denim in two shades~~ all good!
And the coffee was so good, really helped me make progress that first sitting. I’m already halfway through each cowl!
Hi Liz! I hope your summer is just lovely 🙂 xx
Oh, and I’m 3/4’s the way through the cowls. I’m really trying to promote with nice finished photos my Altitude Lace Cowl on Ravelry 🙂