Bella Lino

Quick – think of colors that represent the beach.

Some of the colors that pop into my head are a natural linen (sand); soft blues and greens (water – whether it’s an ocean, a gulf or a lake); oranges and purples (sunsets); and soft pinks, lilacs and corals (seashells). So you can imagine why when I saw the swatches for our newest yarn, Bella Lino, I thought of the beach.

8515 Leaf
8516 Natural
8547 El Puerto
8548 Breezy
8549 Garden
8554 Violeta
8556 La Rosa
8560 Primavera
8585 Sunshine
8589 Patio
8593 Clear Skies

Italian for beautiful linen, it’s a yarn that really lives up to its name. This lightweight linen blend creates an airy fabric with long, harmonious stripes. There are so many possibilities of what to make with this yarn – layering pieces for now, tanks and tees for later, and shawls to throw around your shoulders now and over your swimsuit later.

I already previewed Talulah and Nixie in a previous post. But I also want to point out 2 other designs in Oceanside that are made from Bella Lino.

Cardigans are a girl’s best friend. I know Marilyn Monroe would tell you otherwise, but don’t believe it. Cardigans are great because they can be styled so many different ways - buttoned up with a skirt – a great look for the office, unbuttoned over a flirty dress - ideal for a date, or over a tank with a pair of jeans – just right for brunch with the ladies. So I ask you, why not consider this simple cardigan – Sul?

Another great knit from the book is Cordelia. I love this shawl. It would make a great vacation piece. You can wear it as a sarong over your swimsuit during the day and around your shoulders over a dress for dinner. The lace is very simple to keep track of, yet makes a stunning piece when finished with a picot bind off.

I am sure you are going to love this yarn – no matter what you make. Stop by your LYS to pick up a few balls. And as always…let us know what you are making!

Knit on!

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