new in kestrel: aislyn

Jun 09, 2016 :: by Leila Raabe

Dawn Catanzaro does it again with our new pattern out today: Introducing Aislyn, a relaxed, summertime-ready pullover worked in Kestrel linen.

Sister to Dawn's Tamsin piece from our Kestrel 2016 collection, Aislyn is worked in four clever pieces, all in reverse stockinette: left front and sleeve, right front and sleeve, left back and sleeve, and right back and sleeve. Pieces like these mean that the seams are positioned down the centers of front and back, and over the shoulders down the tops of each sleeve, with seams exposed to the right side of the garment—a simple and elegant detail that makes this sweater stand out.

We get a lot of questions about working with our linens, Sparrow and Kestrel. What should the careful knitter be aware of, given that linen yarns behave quite differently from the wool yarns we know and love? Should a different approach be considered for winding off a skein? What type of needles are best for linen? What about washing guidelines, weaving in ends, joining in new skeins?

We have a few posts on this topic (and a guest appearance!) in the works which we'll be sharing with you later this month, but for now, here are some links to helpful tips shared by knitters online:

Quince Ravelry Group: Working with Kestrel

Knitbot: Finishing with Linen

Do you have any tips or techniques for working with Sparrow and Kestrel linen?

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