Another summer linen: Anzula Breeze

When we first received Anzlua Breeze in the shop last spring we couldn’t keep out hands off of it.  All of us cast on and a large collection of stunning samples soon appeared by Mid-April. Photos of much of the collection can be found here.This yarn was an instant hit and become so popular with our customers that we couldn’t keep it in stock.  Today, we are eager for a new collection of beautiful summer knits, and we have skeins and skeins of Breeze in the shop ready for your needles. breeze 02The 65% Silk and 35% Linen blend creates a soft to the touch lace weight yarn that knits up with exquisite drape.  I love the feel of this yarn and enjoy working with it.  The soft Anzula colors make it even more appealing.Both silk and linen are known for providing luster to fiber blends and this yarn exhibits a combination that glows without an overall shine that might create a more formal feeling finished look.   It lends itself beautifully to unstructured knits. breeze closeEach 115g skein has a generous 755 yards of yarn and many scarf and shawl projects can be completed with just one skein.  Ravelry has pages of project ideas.  I was drawn to a project that has been lingering in my favorites list for ages.I knit up a slightly modified version of Purl Bee's Silken Straw Summer Sweater.  I knew I would be more comfortable in a less transparent top; so I held two strands of yarn together as I worked, and tightened my gauge by using smaller needles. ssss(Yes, that is snow in the background). The girls in the shop have copies of my notes, so you can create a similar summer top in the color of your choice. It should be ready for you to wear just as the weather warms up!