Off the needles: Deschain by Leila Raabe

I posted my finished Deschain on Instagram back at the beginning of May but, with one thing and another (end of the school year, trade show attendance, etc.) it never made it to the Blog or our Ravelry project page.  I’m heading off on holiday later this week (yay!) and am currently working through a very daunting list of things to get done before I go – this is on the list, so, score one for me!

Deschain by Leila Raabe is one of the patterns in Quince & Co’s beautiful Linen Noir collection, published in the Spring.  I immediately loved the easy style of the sweater and knew that the chunky linen used in the design would give it a breezy drape perfect for layering over tank tops and tunics. I knit the second size which adds a fifth lace repeat and therefore extra overall length, something that may appeal to those who felt it looked a little too cropped in the smaller size  – each repeat adds 14 rows.  As expected, Quince & Co’s Kestrel yarn (100% linen), knit at this looser gauge, creates a swingy fabric with enough structure that I’m not at all concerned about the garment stretching out of shape.

Deschain is a super-quick and flattering knit with an interesting yet very simple lace motif – an ideal choice for a relaxed summer project!

SHOP Quince & Co. Kestrel in our webstore (just restocked!).

Visit our Ravelry page for additional photos and project details.

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5 thoughts on “Off the needles: Deschain by Leila Raabe

  1. Dana Lawlor says:

    Wow, Melissa!! This is simply beautiful! And looks fab on you! I love the way you’be pair it with a tunic, I never would have thought of doing that and would really shy away from a crop style. Where do you tend to get your tunics from, may I ask? The one you are wearing looks especially nice! Enjoy your vacation !!! Well deserved-

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