Love that Linsey

April 20, 2012 2 min read

I finished my little cotton top in Linsey about 6 weeks ago, but I don't think I ever shared it with you.  I was reminded about it because we finally received our backorder of this color Friday.  It's a great color - kind of a coral color - some could even say it was Tangerine ;-)  Anyway, I love it and can't wait till it's warm enough to wear it. 

Linsey is a cotton linen blend that’s wonderfully soft and really easy care – really.  I mean no kidding machine wash, tumble dry – no shrinking, no bleeding.  Anyway, I am very jazzed about Linsey’s new colorways.  Named for towns on Martha’s Vineyard, they are wonderful gently shifting multicolor shades that coordinate beautifully with Linsey solids.

Norah Gaughan, Berroco’s creative director, is very fond of mitered knitting and the clever shapes you can achieve with just a few well-placed decreases.  She’s used this technique for Linsey Colors and has designed a wonderful collection that really shows the yarns’ changing colors to their best advantage.  Each garment has a beautifully geometric appeal-- it’s no surprise that she’s titled the collection Geometry.  I especially love that Norah’s given a little wink to the mathematical community and named the designs after famous mathematicians who advanced the field of geometry.  How clever and fun is that! 

There are 8 designs in the collection, and I’ll tell you, there’s not a bad one in the bunch.  In fact, I have a hard time deciding which one I like best.  There are three really lovely cardigans: Severi is a classic cardigan while- Zariski and Stiener have a more unusual construction.  Euclid is a cute hoodie with mitered lapels.   Gauss and Riemann are darling little wardrobe additions that are easy to make and easy to wear.  Descartes and Monge are beautiful summer tops that you’ll want to wear every day when the weather gets hot.  No matter which style you choose, you’ll love working with Linsey.

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