I love Quince and Co. Kestrel linen yarn. I knit this flex tee in it last year, and to date, it is one of my favorite knits–for the interesting construction, the fit, and the compliments I have received when I wear it (“You made that?).
Knitting is, by far, my longest, and most interesting love affair. It’s so rewarding and equally frustrating at times. But, I always come back to it and I can’t quit it. I think about sitting down to my project several times a day; there are far too many projects, yarns, inspiring makers, to fit it all in. I’ve made countless sweaters that I never wear–deciding they don’t look good on me or aren’t as beautiful as other makers’ knits.
And that’s Hamlin Peak by Pam Allen, a sweater I’ve been eyeing to knit for about a year and finally decided it was time. It’s a really quick and easy knit; lots of stockinette and increases at each edge. I love the way it flows. But, will I wear it? We shall see…
This was knit up with 9 skeins of Quince and Co. kestrel in the minos colorway, which I already had in my stash when I was going to make something else and decided against it (score for another complete stash buster!). I actually knit the 33-inch bust size, because in my experience using this yarn for a garment before, it definitely grows a lot with blocking. However, its springy, and can shrink up pretty easily with a quick fluff in the dryer post blocking. Knitting the size 33 was the right decision; its a perfect fit. Hamlin Peak is a little cropped in the back; but I think this would look good with a pair of gray jeans or with a summer dress.
What do you think? Snaps wearing it, soon.