Lighten up with Linen

On the Spice Market Spring Break seems like the ideal time to start contemplating a linen project. We love the sturdy, sportweight Euroflax Linen for summertime garments; it's rugged hand softens with working, washing and wear into a relaxed garment that will look new for years to come.

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Delphinium by Laura Chau
Finished Bust: 33 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56)"
Louet Euroflax Sport: 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4) skeins
shown in mint #2614

Spring Break seems like the ideal time to start contemplating a linen project. We love the sturdy, sportweight Euroflax Linen for summertime garments; it's rugged hand softens with working, washing and wear into a relaxed garment that will look new for years to come.

The Spring/Summer 2017 collection from Louet has several stunning designs for Euroflax. The Delphinium tank is exactly aimed at our mood right now, capturing our enthusiasm for the warmer, brighter days to come. Our other favorites are shown here... but which to cast on first?

Isidora Tee by Kirsten Singer Isidora Tee by Kirsten Singer
Isidora Tee by Kirsten Singer
Finished Bust: 36 (39, 43, 47, 50, 55, 59)"
Louet Euroflax Sport: 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4) skeins
shown in heron grey #2404

Euroflax is a wet spun 100% linen yarn that is built like iron. Traditionally this yarn has been used for market bags and homewares such as hand towels and table runners... even curtains! What is less commonly known is that this yarn is machine washable and dryable. In fact, the more often it is worn and washed, the softer and more wearable it becomes. A garment in this fabric will become a favorite for years... and will look just as great as the day you cast off.

Julieta by Julie Turjoman Julieta by Julie Turjoman
Julieta by Julie Turjoman
Finished Bust: 30 (35, 40, 45, 50, 56)"
Louet Euroflax Sport: 3 (3, 4, 5, 6, 6) skeins
shown in red #2114

Another wonderful attribute of this crisp yarn is how immaculately it shows off detailed lace stitches, and it will hold a blocked shape without comparison. These are excellent qualities for a design like Julieta, with an elegant lace back that is demurely sheer.

Violeta Tunic by Laura Chau Violeta Tunic by Laura Chau
Violeta Tunic by Laura Chau
Finished Bust: 33 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56)"
Louet Euroflax Sport Main Color: 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4) skeins
Contrast Color: 1 skein all sizes
shown ginger #2024 and champagne #2014

Laura Chau is a designer we have been watching closely for years, and her contributions to this collection are perfection. Violeta has a flare for drama with its asymmetrical hem in a contrast color, but it could easily be made in a solid or a more monochromatic combination. Any of these pieces would be a stylish addition to your summer wardrobe.

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