My first collection is nearly finished and I am just starting to get that itch to cast on something new. Of course I can’t do that. I really must finish all the things I started. So I thought I would knit vicariously until a mad scientist can equip me with another pair of knitting arms.
My first would-be project is a linen tee. I have been wanting to knit a linen tee for some years now. Somehow, I never get around to it. But every summer I am reminded of just how useful such a garment would be.
I understand that linen can bias when knit. Coral by Helga Isager looks like it may solve that problem by creating different grain lines with increases and decreases. Or maybe that is not the issue at all, and the grain lines just look great. I think the sweetheart neck line on this is really flattering too.
I have been meaning to knit something by Bristol Ivy for ages. I am pretty sure she is a knitting genius. Svalbard is in the queue because it is not only a Bristol classic, but is worked primarily in brioche stitch, which is the most awesome of all the knitting stitches named after foodstuffs.
Finally, on my ‘someday I am totally knitting this’ list is Windswept, a beautiful pullover by tincanknits. Truth be told, I not only have this pattern, I actually bought yarn for the sweater and swatched for it. But honestly that is as far as I have got with it. I am a big fan of tincanknits and think they have a great pared-back design philosophy. So definitely someday….
Til then, happy knitting,
*I’m looking (with envy) at you TheWoolKitchen!