Re-stocked: Euroflax and allhemp6LUX

The last couple of weeks have seen the arrival of many new summer yarns along with the topping up of existing favourites. Today we had deliveries of Louet Euroflax and Hemp for Knitting allhemp6LUX . We’ve been stocking these two yarns since we opened over four years ago and we never get tired of their crisp sheen and versatility!

Euroflax and allhemp6LUX can be purchased in our online store here and here.

LOUET EUROFLAX

Louet’s long line linen yarn is made from custom wet spun flax-fiber. A superior quality, fine linen, Euroflax is double boiled and then steamed to ensure maximum softness. We’ve knit several summer projects with this and can’t say enough about it’s drape, texture, and durability.   Machine washable and dryable.

Here are some projects we’ve knit with this yarn:

A SLICE OF LINEN

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A Slice of Linen by Susan Barstein is an ingenious combination of a square and two rectangles and, voila, a cool and breezy summer top. The colour blocks are knitted in stockinette and are seamed together sideways. A simple 3-needle bind off down the front adds interest. A great pattern to experiment with colour.

Click here for additional photos and project details on our Ravelry page.

MARGOT

Margot, by Linden Down, was published in Knitty in 2009. The look of this sweater is classic and simple and the boatneck, combined with three-quarter-length sleeves and subtle waist shaping make it a flattering style for many body types.  In order to create a summer version of the original design, we opted for Euroflax linen instead of merino, and added length to create more of a tunic style with a slight A-line. The top-down construction of this sweater makes it an easy, relaxing knit and has the added bonus of allowing you to try it on as you go to ensure the right fit and desired length.  Note – this is a free pattern accessible on the Knitty website.

Click here to see additional photos and project details on our Ravelry page.

Dangling Conversation

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Dangling Conversation by Mindy Ross is a  simple little crescent shaped summer shawl / kerchief. A great warm-weather accessory that plays nicely with a tank top or tee. Basic charts and written instructions are included in the pattern along with a tutorial for optional beading embellishment.

Click here for additional photos and project details on our Ravelry page.

GRETEL

Gretel, by Julie Weisenberger of cocoknits is a seamless, A-line tank with a flattering cowl neck. We knit this one up with Euroflax for a little less transparency than the original design. A quick project with lots of possibilities – we’ve seen it worn over a tank or t-shirt or under a summer jacket / blazer.

Click here to see additional photos and project details on our Ravelry page.


 

HEMP FOR KNITTING – ALLHEMP6LUX

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This 100% hemp yarn from Hemp for Knitting is soft and surprisingly easy on the hands. One of our favourite choices for summer garments and bags, allhemp6LUX drapes beautifully and is incredibly strong.  It won’t pill, stretch, shrink, or fade and will only get softer with time and use. It can be machine washed and dried which makes it an easy care option for warm weather wear. Because each individual strand is dyed before plying, allhemp6LUX has a lovely saturated colour and luminescent sheen. A must try if you haven’t already!

Here are some projects we’ve knit with this yarn:

Cool Hemp Ponchette

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The Cool Hemp Ponchette by Lana Hames is an easy layering piece for summer. The hemp yarn lends a lovely cool heft to the piece and the combination of plain garter stitch and the wide lace border make this equally at home over jeans, a summer dress, or a bathing suit.

See additional photo and project details on our Ravelry page.

SIMPLE HEMP TOTE 

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The Simple Hemp Tote is an uncomplicated project that knits up quickly.  The bag is worked as a long rectangle with angled corners, folded in half and seamed to finish. Classic in style, the combination of brown, natural, and black makes this a great casual bag that works with most outfits. Still, we can see this knit in a variety of colour combinations – be creative! Note: Yarn is held double throughout.

Click here for additional project details and free pattern.

– Melissa

 

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