Today we are talking all things Allinothe perfect yarn to brighten up your knitting projects during the warmer months! Crafted by BC Garn, this delightful DK yarn brings together the timeless qualities of linen and cotton, making it an ideal choice for spring and summer knitting. Whether you're envisioning lightweight sweaters, breezy tops, or stylish summer tees, Allino has got you covered.
What sets Allino apart is its exceptional blend of Belgian linen and cotton, sourced from various countries. Meticulously spun and dyed in Italy using Ökotex standard dyes that are completely free from animal derivatives, this yarn takes pride in being genuinely vegan-friendly. Not only does it encompass the beauty of nature in its composition, but it also respects the principles of sustainability.
When you cast on with Allino, you'll notice its slightly marled appearance, a unique characteristic arising from the distinct ways linen and cotton interact with dyes. With a palette of 20 stunning colours to choose from, your creativity can run wild with possibilities!
Do you need a little inspiration to get you started? We've handpicked six knitting patterns that perfectly complement the yarn's qualities and will have you inspired to create your own warm-weather wonders. From airy cardigans to chic tops, these patterns showcase Allino's versatility and will keep you fashionable and comfortable throughout the seasons.
Anker's Summer Shirt by PetiteKnits
Anker's Summer Shirt is knit top-down, starting with a simple but striking ribbed yoke. It's such a fun and wearable design, and the rib stitch will show off the stunning texture and stitch definition of Allino perfectly. One in every colour, please!
Ship Shape by Heidi Kirrmaier
Stripes are a great way to show off the beautiful colour palette of Allino, and Ship Shape by Heidi Kirrmaier has a really interesting top-down construction that begins with shoulder gussets! You can choose just two colours, or even introduce a third for contrasting hems and shoulder gussets!
Roll Over The Top by Hintern Stein
Roll Over The Top was designed with Allino in mind and is the ideal summer top to knit and wear. All edgings are worked as you go, and there are three fit options: straight, moderate A-line or more hip width.
We love Kerstin's version of Roll Over the Top. Kerstin test knit this for Hinterm using Allino in Lime.
Yoki By Regina Moessmer
Yoki has such a classic feel with beautiful details that take it from simple to timeless. This is another design that was created with Allino in mind, and we can see this working perfectly for late summer evenings and then layered as we transition to fall.
Sunset Camisole by Sari Nordlund
If you're looking for some soothing knitting and an FO that really brings the summer heat, then Sunset Camisole by Sari Nordlund should be on your radar. This sweet and simple summer top features a beautiful ruffle that travels diagonally from shoulder to hem. The cotton and linen combination of Allino would give the perfect amount of body and drape.
Tip Top Tank
The Tip Top Tank was designed to be an easy summer knit and is a perfect project for a new knitter! The pattern is a free Raverly download and has the option to be knit in the round or seamed. Throw this tank on with some denim shorts or a breezy summers skirt on a hot day or even pair it with some jeans into the autumn transtion.
What do you think of our pattern selection? Whatever you choose to make, with BC Garn Allinoon your needles you really can't go wrong when it comes to summer knitting, so gather your needles, choose your favourite colourway, and let the creativity flow! Happy knitting!
P.S. We'd love to know if you have worked with Allino before and if not, if it's now on your list! Let us know in the comments below!