Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Cool Threads

It may look like just another field of tall grasses, but on closer inspection this is flax, a tall slender plant with a halo of pretty blue flowers, grown in the Canadian Prairies primarily for the manufacturing of linseed oil, and for the health benefits derived from the seeds.  Flax fibre is three times stronger than cotton and has a lustrous sheen, it is also the origins of cool, crisp linen yarn.

This season Katia features three linen qualities in their collection, Linen, Lino and Linda, in dressy and sporty styles for women and men.  Have a peek at some of the latest designs knit with summer's coolest fibre- 

Flax drying in the field-

From Katia's new Elegance Collection, a pretty raindrop stitch pullover knit in Lino, a pure linen yarn.

This summer top has an easy breezy look, a simple design knit from side-to-side, in Katia's Linda, a slubby linen and viscose mix.

We have this stunning pullover on display in the store, it is knit in one piece from sleeve to sleeve, with a natural boatneck and just two seams to sew up.  Knit in Katia's Linen, a 50/50 blend of cotton and linen.

This classic tunic design features subtle stocking stitch stripes, a roll neckline and longer length sleeves.  Knit in Lino.

Ribbed detail and a splash of watermelon hues in this pullover make an interesting combination.  Knit in Linda by Katia.

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