Snow’s gone this morning, except for what lingers (SO PERSISTENTLY) in a few shady corners and crevices.
The sun is out and Kestrel is here. (Wonderful!) We didn’t have much lead time for designing, but that’s okay because this pretty yarn lends itself to easy, swingy, drapey, QUICK summer knits.
Why Kestrel? Because we love Sparrow, and we especially love the fiber that it’s spun from–organically grown, Belgium flax. So, we thought, why not come up with another yarn that makes use of this lovely fiber, one with a personality quite different from little, round, fingering weight Sparrow?
Hence, Kestrel, a very different-from-Sparrow linen yarn. Kestrel has a ribbon structure, meaning it’s spun very fine and then knitted into a tube that’s flattened to make a yarn that looks like ribbon. One of the benefits of this flat construction is the way in which it shows off linen’s subtle sheen. It also has amazing drape and fluidity.