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Ideas for Euroflax Linen Mini Skeins


#1

I used my lovely “Sea” color way to knit “Dangling Conversation” by Mindy Ross: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dangling-conversation
Love how it turned out!
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/tamarajo/dangling-conversation


#2

Wow–I really love how this turned out, Tamara. Thanks for the links and pix–beautiful!


#3

I’m making a variation on the Zick Zack scarf. http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MaryannGorman/zickzack-scarf I bought a skein of cream (which looks pretty white to me) because I wanted a really crisp chevron scarf with a good contrast between the rows of the Sea colorway. I’m devising my own color changes as I go; a small improvisation, but my first ever in knitting. Lotta ends, though, lotta ends…


#4

Kay once mentioned trying Euroflax for ballband dishcloths. Did you ever try that, Kay? I love my Zooey from Juniper Moons Farm, but the mini-skeins would be a great size for multicolored dishcloths.


#5

I’m about to start a “Dangling Conversation” with the Euroflax mini-skeins I got from y’all a few weeks ago. I made three swatches to see what fabric I liked best, and washed all of them in the washing machine along with a load of laundry. They didn’t soften up much, and I’m wondering what else I might do with the scarf when it’s done to make it as soft as others assure us it will be. Conditioner? Shampoo? Euculan? I’m open to suggestion.


#6

Did you use fabric softener? I do think that could help. And multiple washings…


#7

I’m designing a little something with my mini-skeins. After six swatchy starts, I can telll you that the yarn starts to soften up some! I’ve knit with Euroflax Sport before; it can definitely benefit from trips through the washing machine.

I also have the Sea colorway. It came on vacation with me, and fit right in!


#8

Would love to see what you decide to knit with your mini skeins. But I have a burning question. Are you on Maui? That looks like Molokai. Beautiful.


#9

Good eye! Yes, I was on Maui, in Kahana. And that is Molokai! But I’m back home now.

I want to make a fairly long scarf with my minis, so it’s a pretty narrow piece. I just finished the first of the minis (pale blue) and am now knitting with pale green.


#10

Your scarf sounds pretty. That’s my favorite color way. We stay near Kahana, just up the road, not quite to Napili Beach. Love that view.


#11

It’s done! I used my Euroflax minis to design my SeaScape Scarflette, a cross between a scarf and a shawlette. The edging is designed to look like the curl of the waves off Maui. I love, love, love it.

The colors remind me of this view:

I just published the pattern today. It’s now my favorite thing to wear!


#12

Oh wow! That’s so pretty! And I love how it ties in to your Maui view.


#14

I took it to Nashville last month and showed it to MDK Ann!


#15

You should knit the linen facecloths http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/eight-linen-washcloths. It’s a great way to learn a new stitch and they make the most lovely gifts.


#16

More linen mini-madness!

This is my new Linden Leaf scarf pattern, published today on Ravelry. I used the MDK Euroflax minis, Forest colorway. Love that green pop!

Biscuit helped organize!

I have loved working with these minis; it’s a little crunchy to knit with but the finished fabric is so lovely after blocking.


#17

Ever since I saw Ann’s post (in November of last year), picturing a free-form linen knitted piece, in a natural color and shown in the first MDK Field Guide, I wanted to knit something inspired by Ann’s work. I have two sets of the earth colorway, and have so far knit through 7 of the 10 total skeins. I’ve used a few different simple lace stitches (primarily K2tog / yo in various combinations) alternating with several garter ridges. The elongated section is the stitch found in the MDK Monteagle bag. I love how it’s coming along.
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#18

What size needles are you using?


#19

I used a 3.75mm/US 5 for this. I love the swingy crisp drapeyness of this fabric.


#20

Marta - are you replying to me - to ask what size needles I’m using on my “earth colorway wrap,” or to “pdxknitterati?” If you are asking me, I am using size 4, wood needles, because the yarn is slippery on metal, which I usually prefer. Even so, I’m having trouble with gauge, i.e., my stitches are very loose. But, in a linen wrap, in this lovely colorway, I don’t think that matters.


#21

I started with #5 and then went to #4 also. Thanks. I wanted open but not loose and so far so good. I think that I am knitting a different scarf. It is called “Dangling Confersations” and with Euroflax linen.