Baskerville Dawn to Dusk: Teign

LInda Lencovic designing, Kettle Yarn Co., original designs

Today’s spotlight from new book Baskerville – dawn to dusk  is my ombré Teign wrap. This generous hug of a wrap is knit in all four colours of Baskerville – natural grey Dawn, light blue Umbra, mid-blue Eventide, and darkest Dusk. When I was designing this I wanted it to be a calm, relaxing knit broken with small bits of simple colourwork for interest. Perfect for those beginning colourwork …

Joji Locatelli – All I Want shawl in Waltham Aran released today!

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co., original designs, patterns, WALTHAM - 100% British BFL

NEW TODAY: Joji Locatelli has a gorgeous new Favourite Things collection of grey-knit goodness for all of us grey-o-holics out there and I am so honoured to say that the collection includes a cozy two colour Waltham Aran shawl called All I Want. The shawl is a simple knit with easy lace patterns which grow organically without any complex stitches. True to its name this shawl is …

Baskerville – dawn to dusk on Ravelry!

LInda Lencovic Baskerville, Kettle Yarn Co., original designs, patterns, shop

I’ve just uploaded the patterns to Ravelry so you can see all the details and yarn quantities needed. 😉 —– Baskerville – dawn to dusk is a 28 page book showcasing the softly rustic blend in 3 knit designs and one crochet shawl from 4 talented designers: Courtney Spainhower – Bovey, cardigan Hanna Maciejewska – Walkham, cardigan Linda Lencovic – Teign, colourwork wrap Kat Goldin – Yealm, crochet shawl …

London calling

LInda Lencovic Antiprism, Aran, BEYUL, HEATH - 100% Ethical Merino, ISLINGTON - British BFL/Silk, ISLINGTON DK, Kettle Yarn Co., Naloa, original designs, patterns, The Boardwalk Collection, TWIST- 100% British BFL fingering, Veil of Leiten, WESTMINSTER - Baby Camel/Silk

Heading to London this coming weekend for the Yarn in the City Marketplace Saturday and couldn’t be more excited! I’ve got some cute project bags sewn up as well over the last week. There are only a few of these in various different fabrics and sizes as they take me ages to sew! ;-P These are one-offs so get them …

Brand new! The Boardwalk Collection – the blog tour begins!

LInda Lencovic inspiration, ISLINGTON DK, Kettle Yarn Co., original designs, patterns, The Boardwalk Collection

For many months now I’ve been squirrelling away on a huge project – my first collection of designs for Kettle Yarn Co.! It has been really hard keeping schtum on this one as so many amazing people are involved and I’ve been SO excited. 😉 It is finally ready for release, so without further ado, may I introduce…drumroll… Available individually by …

Parade of Waterlily’s

LInda Lencovic ISLINGTON - British BFL/Silk, Kettle Yarn Co., Waterlily

It is that time of year again, where knitting a Waterlily makes PERFECT sense. This lacy top designed by the lovely Meghan Fernandes for last spring’s Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 8 in my Islington fingering is still one of my very favourite knits and I’ve worn it through the winter, layered over long-sleeved tops and under cardis. It feels divine in the original Islington BFL/Silk …

Noordzee – a warm breeze by the sea

LInda Lencovic designing, Kettle Yarn Co., Noordzee, original designs, WESTMINSTER - Baby Camel/Silk, work in progress

Starting off the week with a new pattern announcement! The product of another collaboration with talented London designer Rachel Brown, the Noordzee shawl was written to use only one precious skein of my luxurious, handpainted WESTMINSTER baby camel/silk for a sumptuous quick knit. Delightfully simple, the shawl has a delicate beaded lace edging and changing short row intervals which give it a bit of …

Antiprism – first Kettle Kit exclusive!

LInda Lencovic Antiprism, Kettle Yarn Co., patterns, TWIST- 100% British BFL fingering

I have been wanting to share this with all of you for ages and can finally let you all see one of the amazing projects I have been working on – Antiprism! Some of you got a chance to see this beauty in the flesh at Wonderwool last weekend, and may have even seen me wearing it to keep warm in …

Waterlily KAL (knit along with us!)

LInda Lencovic ISLINGTON - British BFL/Silk, Waterlily, work in progress

I’ve been waiting for others to catch up on the Waterlily in the hopes that we can finish the knit together but have run out of patience!  The Latvian braid was much simpler and less fussy than I’d always assumed it would be, as it looks so intricate – a breeze really, and very satisfying as it is so pretty. …

Denim – never gets tired.

LInda Lencovic inspiration, ISLINGTON - British BFL/Silk, Kettle Yarn Co., Waterlily

As most of you have already seen, I’ve started a Waterlily knit-a-long on the Kettle Yarn Co. group page for all of us casting on. I thought it would be fun to share our progress and see all the different versions in one place, so please come over and say hello if you are starting yours soon! Here is mine …

A lily by any other hue

LInda Lencovic ISLINGTON - British BFL/Silk, Kettle Yarn Co., Waterlily

As you all may have gathered already I have been a little obsessed with Waterlily lately and spent ages agonising over which colour to pick for mine! I wanted to pick something other than the glowing Pom green to show a different version than  the beautiful one in Pompom Quarterly. I’d thought I’d share part of my decision making process with you if any …

Pom!

LInda Lencovic Waterlily, work in progress

The time has come and Pompom Quarterly’s beautiful Issue 8 is now for sale! I am particularly over excited this time as this issue features my ISLINGTON fingering on the front cover! The gorgeous lace top pictured below is Waterlily by the lovely Meghan Fernandes, Pompom co-founder. I am so thrilled to see the design knit up after only having heard about it! The new hue – Pom …

Boreal

LInda Lencovic BANFF Aran - BFL/Alpaca, Boreal, Kettle Yarn Co., work in progress

So Close with the xmas jumper now! I’ve joined the yoke and am in the last stretch of the chart. Very excited but having to keep things a bit slower as the weight of the garment is wreaking havoc with the wrists. I’d truly forgotten how hard working with thicker weights can be on the hands after all my fingering …

Rolling, rolling, rolling

LInda Lencovic BANFF Aran - BFL/Alpaca, Boreal, work in progress

Thanks to all of you for your help with my xmas jumper! I redid the arms a third time with longer floats which seems to have helped. They are still a bit wobbly, but much better. (apologies for the grainy phone-photo!) It is rolling along nicely in this thick Aran weight and I am well into the colourwork on the …

Xmas jumper count down

LInda Lencovic Aran, BANFF Aran - BFL/Alpaca, Boreal, Kettle Yarn Co., work in progress

I have been thinking more and more about holiday knitting over the past month and realising that when you are knitting gifts it is a real balance between starting early enough and fitting in time to get things knit up for yourself! Those of you that have been following along for a while know how much I’d love to be …