Free Patterns for Soft Linen
It's that awkward time of year, when half of us are still freezing and the rest of us are pretending that the sunny weather automatically warrants shorts and t-shirts. Our skies are blue, but it's still chilly out there! It's too cold for breezy 100% cottons, too warm for 100% wool, but just right for Soft Linen.
Soft Linen is 35% Linen, 35% Wool, 30% Baby Alpaca. It has a beautiful amount of drape from the linen and alpaca, but the touch of wool gives it some warmth and flexibility. Like all linens, the texture gets softer and softer each time you handle, wear, and wash it. This DK weight yarn is available in a huge assortment of solid colors, and it's only $9.50 per skein.
This week we're sharing three different free patterns that use 1, 2, and 3-4 skeins of Soft Linen!
Note: Each of these patterns are appropriate for intermediate to experienced knitters who are comfortable with following charts.
If you have never used knitting charts before, this blog post may help.
The 1 skein Digitalis Mitts:
Sweet, feminine, and lacy. The Soft Linen's crisp stitch definition shows off that intricate pattern beautifully, and the mitts are decently sized for using only 1 skein! I love how they look in that rosey pink, but any of the colors would work well without hiding the stitch design.
The 2 skein Soft Linen Lace Beret:
Slouchy beret-style hats look great on everyone, and this design utilizes an easy-to-visualize lace pattern for an all-over texture. Soft linen holds its shape, while becoming increasingly touchable and relaxed with time.
The 3 - 4 skein Soft Linen Lace Shawl:
First, let me mention that it is possible to make this shawl with 3 balls however you'll need to make sure your gauge is exact and you'll need to use your gauge swatch yarn. We suggest you purchase 4 skeins to be safe! This shawl alternates a simple lace pattern with reverse stockinette and garter stitch- which really helps pronounce those interspersed eyelets.