Warm weather calls for plant fiber and lightweight yarns, so we’ve stocked up on Isager Bomulin, a light fingering weight blend of cotton and linen.
- light fingering weight
- 65% cotton, 35% linen
- 230 yards/50g
- $11 each
Plant fibers like these have little elasticity and a lot of drape, making them perfect for spring shawls and scarves, or loose-fitting warm-weather garments.
I’m a little late to the party, but I’ve just knit a “Ranunculus” as a sample for the shop, Midori Hirose’s always-popular textured yoke pullover. I picked a salmon pink shade of Isager Bomulin, holding it together with slightly lighter pink Isager Highland Wool for a bit of added softness, structure, and variation in color.
I’m really pleased with how these close-but-not-matching shades blend together in this garment, looking solid from a distance but gently marled upon closer inspection. Here are some more color combinations in Bomulin and Highland Wool that should have a similar effect!
Isager Merilin, a merino/linen blend, would also play well with Bomulin; here are four more low contrast combinations to consider for a “Ranunculus” of your own, or perhaps a PetiteKnit “Breeze Bag,” which calls for a similar combination of yarns.
Here’s Margaretta’s recently completed “Breeze Bag,” knit with Bomulin and Merilin held together throughout – perfect for farmer’s market flowers!
What else to knit with Bomulin? Here are a few ideas!
- “Outline Tee,” by Jessie Maed – cropped tee with drop-stitch detail
- “Outline Tank,” by Jessie Maed – cropped tank with drop-stitch detail
- “Umbel Summer Top,” by Irene Lin – color block a-line tank
- “Soleie Shell,” by Skeindeer Knits – lace edged tank
- “Cumulus Top,” by PetiteKnit – camisole
- “Shore Tee,” by Anne Ventzel – eyelet striped tee; held together with Isager Alpaca 1
- “Tide Loop Tee,” by Other Loops – textured tee; held together with Isager Alpaca 1
Look for Isager Bomulin, Highland Wool, and Merilin in the fingering weight section here at HYS!