Some projects are so quick that they over before you know it. This one certainly was. Of course no sleeves helps a lot, as well does knitting aran-weight…especially when knitting so much fingering and sportweight…. And no lace or cables either to hold your speed back.
The main reason however for the quickness was the construction, or rather, how does it look like when it is done. Like the Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman, sometimes the construction is so ingenious that that drives the knitting forward.
This one, Flex, is all about the construction, about the meet of directions on the front, just very lovely and it the end wearable as it is a very good match with the yarn which is another reason why the knitting went fast. this was knitted in Kestrel another linen yarn from Quince & Co. Their Sparrow is one of my favourite yarns ever, smooth cool linen. This one is a chainette linen and it gives a more rustic fabric than Sparrow does. It has drape and sheen and everything else that is so lovely about linen. It also has some give, which makes that it is pretty easy to knit with.
Not surprisingly I have some more in my stash….