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Fav Yarn Friday – Odessa’s thinking about summer

We just got in some new colours of Rowan Softyak DK this week while I was working and I was taken by them immediately! There are some new neutral heathery shades that are just beautiful. I knew immediately that I had to find the perfect project for this soft light yarn. And that it had to be a summer top.

The yak and cotton blend of this simple yet elegant yarn is so soft and smooth. It has a chainette construction which is great for helping a garment keep its shape so it’s perfect for summer layers. But where to start looking? I spent a bunch of time looking at patterns until I found the perfect one – the Churchmouse Simple Tee. This top comes in a range of sizes with a forgiving yet flattering loose fit with both short and long options in hem and sleeve! I immediately went home and swatched and got gauge without issue. I picked a nice goes with everything darker grey (my favourite colour that isn’t really a colour) and got busy knitting. It’s a simple garment with some really nice split hem detailing. I am already thinking about my next one!