A few months back, I really needed a selfish knitting project to enjoy. Something with just the right amount of interest, but nothing that would be too taxing on my brain. After going through the plethora of patterns and yarns stocked in my little shop, I settled on Adelaide by Quince and Co. using Quince and Co. Kestrel linen in the color I'm currently obsessed with "Sand".
Can you tell?
Kestrel has always been on my "must knit with" list but I've never gotten around to it. This particular linen has especially appealed to me because of its construction. The worsted weight ribbon structure has a very soft hand and lovely drape. Not like other linens I've tried. I have a few sample garments in the shop already made from this yarn and I am amazed by how well they have held up. The fabric just seems to get softer and better with age and handling.
Also for the climate I live in, where wool can only be worn for a short amount of time.. this is just perfect.
I am happy to have a sweater I can wear in the spring and summer. Something that can be dressed up or down. Great for cool evenings.
Adelaide was a simple pattern to follow. Pretty straightforward raglan sweater construction worked in the round with this gorgeous lace panel in the front.
Easy, beautiful and just what I needed.