New store samples: Liesl & Asymmetric Linen Jacket June 13, 2012 – Posted in: New in Store, Store Samples

Hot off the needles – two new summer projects in linen!

Liesl by Cocoknits

Liesl, by Julie Weisenberger of Cocoknits is a long seamless tank with double decreases up the sides which give an asymmetrical drape to the hemline.  We knit ours using a kit from Habu Textiles which combines wrapped silk on the top and linen paper on the bottom.  Habu kits are available in store in the following combinations – black/grey (pictured), sand/grey, and brown/brown.  Note that the version of Liesl knit with the Habu kit is slightly different from the original pattern as it is made without pockets and with a color change approximately 4″ below the armhole bind-off. A great layering piece over jeans or summer linen!

Asymmetric Linen Jacket by Drops Design

The Asymmetric Jacket from Drops Design is an extremely flattering lightweight cardigan / jacket knit with natural linen fiber. It’s also perfect for summer layering and can be dressed up or down. Our version is knit with Garnstudio?s Drops Lin – available in 8 beautiful shades. At a breezy gauge of just 17 sts per 4″, this will knit up much quicker than you expect!

Can’t decide which one to make? Why not both? They’re stunning together!

– Melissa