Yarn Along


I have mainly been knitting this light and airy scarf over the week.  The yarn is 100% linen and boy is it every stiff and scratchy.  It's a good thing I'm using metal needles because the yarn just slips on and off easily despite the stiffness.  Supposedly once this linen is washed it's going to be the softest fabric ever!  I'll believe it when I see it, call me Doubting Thomas on this one.  This accessory will be perfect for the summer since it's a breathable fiber.  I should be done with this over the weekend.  I'm excited to get to the soaking part, who knew laundry could be fun?

I haven't looked at my husband's socks for the week, I was slightly sidetracked by being a test knitter for trulymyrtle. I was lucky to knit up this hat for her, my project page is here.  It was a fun knit, you should definitely check out the pattern when it goes live on Ravelry :)

I started The Clover House over the weekend and so far I'm only in the beginning stages of the plot.  I bought the book based on the cover art and the blurb summary on the back.  It's one of those books that have a present day plot and a past plot which I tend to love.  Also there are plenty of characters in the book-another bonus. You have to admit that it's a beautiful book cover!

What are you knitting and reading?

Joining Ginny

Comments

  1. That scarf looks loooovely!

    Thank you also for sharing Truly Myrtle. What great site.

    Happy knitting and hope you are keeping well.

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  2. I love that color!! I have some linen in my stash, I might just cast on something with it over the summer ...

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  3. I've never knit with linen yarn, you'll have to let us know if it really is softer after washing it. The color is beautiful!

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  4. love the bright color of your scarf! I never knit with linen before...will it soften?

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  5. I have a pattern that calls for linen too. Maybe I'll have to check back and see how yours turns out before deciding on linen. The color is beautiful. I hope it does turn out soft and wonderful in the end!

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  6. Who knew? Hope that linen performs as promised!

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  7. Thank you for the mention :)
    I love the colour you've chosen for your hat. X

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  8. Linen does block up so so so soft! I have knit with it before, and can vouch for it! The book looks interesting, thanks for sharing it with us!

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  9. That cover is beautiful! I'm always drawn to pretty book covers :) Hope the soak goes well because that is a beautiful color to wear during the summer.

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  10. The colour of your yarn is beautiful! I'm looking forward to seeing your project finished. I'm working on a hat at the moment:)

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  11. i have heard linen is a bit of a pain to work with, but turns out beautifully. love the color of the yarn. i am glad to see someone else who also picks out books because of cover art. lol

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  12. Your scarf is beautiful . . . gorgeous blue! I've never knit with linen. I hope it softens up after a good soak.

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  13. Love, love the color of the yarn...I am still not quite over that amazing shawl you just knit Karen.

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  14. excited to see if the scratch gets super soft after it is washed!

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  15. Oh, so pretty! I have never knit with linen but I can see that it works up beautifully. Happy crafting!

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  16. Lovely blue! And the book cover is lovey too, I think I would pick it up too!

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  17. Before I read any words I was thinking how lovely and light your project looks.
    Is the linen rough?

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  18. I hope the yarn becomes softer once its washed - the colour is gorgeous!

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  19. I can't believe I've never heard of linen yarn before. I'm interested to see how your scarf turns out once it's washed. :)

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  20. Pretty colour. Metal needles have their place with yarns like this.
    Looking forward to your finish.

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  21. Great color and yes linen is stiff. I do not think it is fun to knit with but love the results.....it does soften up !

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  22. Wow, I have never worked with linen yarn before--sounds fun! I love the color, and I know it will be fun to see it transform in the wash! Reminds me of my first felting experience--so exciting!

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  23. Yes, that most definitely is a beautiful book cover. A girl after my own heart. I have some beautiful linen yarn that I was gifted. It scares me. Oh but such a pretty color it is!

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  24. Karen, I love your blog and come to see your newest project and what you are reading. I love your Citron shawl and was wondering how you bound it off--the regular way or what. I love the ruffle and that ended up working great.
    Love, Marie

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    1. I used a stretchy bind off purl wise. Here is a link to bind off knit wise: http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2008/07/30/a-stretchier-bind-off.aspx

      I hope this helps and I'm glad you like the blog :)

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  25. I would've bought the book just for the cover ;-)

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  26. I'll be looking forward to hearing if the linen softens!! It is beautiful! BTW, I'm impressed with your healthy eating and yoga. Seems every time I get started, something throws a loop in our days... then, I'm stopped. LOL! Have a great week, Karen. blessings ~ tanna

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