Kinton TeeMay 30, 2017 / byMichelle / Categories : Feeds
This one is Kinton, designed by my friend Jennifer Kelley for the Appalachian Knits collection that she has created with Christina Danaee. Knit in cotton and linen, it is perfect for summer.
Also, sea spray hit my lens on the ferry and it didn't behave the rest of the trip. So I got what I got and I'm just trying to make it work. The second photo is the best one I have for showing the lace section once it's blocked.
Linton was well written and the lace chart did get instinctive after a while. You may remember that I had trouble getting gauge and had to start one of them over again, but that was all me.
Details on Kinton: I used size US 2.5 needles and 6 skeins of Lindy Chain to make this. I knit the 38" (second size) which gave me about 3" of positive ease. I added a bit more length to mine than directed.
My thoughts on Lindy Chain, now that I've used it twice, are that it makes a nice, lightweight fabric but it could get splitty when knitting the lace. Most of the trouble I had was when I first began knitting this and was knitting at too tight a gauge. When I ripped it back and re-knit more loosely, it did become easier to knit without all of the splitting of the fiber.
This yarn also fits the criteria for a natural wardrobe item, being a combo of all natural fibers.
My only modification was to pick up about 12 stitches less for the garter neckline. Most of those stitches were omitted from the front of the top. As you can see, I still have a nice wide neckline this way, but there's no rolling outward. Before, it rolled and was a little loose and floppy in front and back. I'm surprised by how much of a difference just a few less stitches could make.
The thing I appreciate the most though is the weight of it! You can't get any lighter than fingering weight linen/cotton. I can really wear this one all summer. Most of my summer knits only work for a short time and when I know I'll be in serious air condition. But this one stands up to the Texas heat as much as any article of clothing, other than a swimsuit, can.
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