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June 18, 2017

From Sally — Chain Chain Chain

Filed under: Updates — surly @ 6:01 pm

I finished a very cute linen top a few weeks ago, Deschain designed by Leila Raabe.  The jury is out on whether it is cute on me.  I haven’t worn it yet.  Maybe tonight!  I sort of envision throwing it on over a sleeveless dress to ward off air conditioning.

The yarn is Kestrel by Quince & Co. in the color Ash.  It’s an Aran weight ribbon made of linen.  I liked the color and the feel (once wet blocked) of the yarn.  I was a bit disappointed however to find multiple breaks and knots in several of the skeins.  The skeins only contain 76 yards as it is — and some of my skeins turned into 3 skeins of varying lengths.  Not.good.

I made no real mods — this was a quickie knit.


I’ve been experimenting with some lenses for my iPhone camera.  One lets you take extreme close ups.  Here, for example, is a lace cap hydrangea flower from my garden.

For fun, I took a close up of the Kestrel yarn.


  1. From Susan — It is really cute! Hope you can wear it. At first I thought that bottom picture was wood!

    Comment by lv2knit — June 18, 2017 @ 6:45 pm

  2. Love your Deschain top! Very cute and so nice for air conditioning. The hydrangea photo is quite interesting with the extreme close up and the open petals in the background. The wool did look like wood but certainly much prettier in your sweater!

    Comment by Kathy W. — June 18, 2017 @ 7:46 pm

  3. I hope you report back on how you feel about this sweater after you wear it. I am smitten by the design and thinking about making it. However, I think I will try to cut back on the ease in the design. Your version looks beautiful and feminine, and I think you are right when you say it may make the AC more comfortable indoors. Let us know how it goes!

    Comment by Becky — June 19, 2017 @ 9:36 am

  4. Looking forward to your thoughts on fit/looks-

    Comment by Michele — June 22, 2017 @ 8:12 am

  5. The pattern is beautiful, i really wanna try one for myself but already occupied in crocheting two pillows for my sista. Hopefully i will be done on this weekend and will make start knitting this. I would love to make it in off white color. Thanks for sharing this style and patter, I really like it.

    Comment by Hannah — June 28, 2017 @ 4:18 am

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