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Zen Garden Lux Blanx Cakes - String Theory Yarn Co

Zen Garden Lux Blanx Cakes

By Emily

We are bursting with ideas for the projects we want to create out of our gorgeous new Zen Gardens Lux Blanx Cakes! The 750-yard cake of light fingering-weight yarn has a super soft (and yes, very lux) composition of merino, cashmere, and silk, making it ideal for super drapey, next-to-skin projects. The saturated, gently striping yarn is dyed as a machine-knitted blank and then wound into an almost-shimmery skein with tiny flecks of lighter color.

Here are some of the projects we can't wait to cast on with this incredible yarn:

Onward Shawl by Suzanne Nielson

The silk content in the Lux Cakes give them incredible drape, and this beautiful shawl would be perfect in any season. Cute eyelets keep the knit interesting, and an icord loop on one end make the project so easy to throw on over any outfit!

Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroko Futatsu

After seeing this versatile lace cardigan, both Meg and Emily immediately added the Hitofude to their queues. The gentle color-changing quality of the Lux Cakes will make a spectacular ombre effect without a ton of mini-skeins of yarn. What's not to love?

Litsea by Linnea Ornstein

For a bit of a challenge, we would love to see someone use the Lux Cakes for the Litsea shawl. Wow, just wow. By using a solid base color for this semi-circular shawl with the Lux Blank for the brilliant laurel wreaths, you will end up with a piece of wearable art. The shawl has a fascinating construction, starting in the round and using both ends of the base color, before moving to back-and-forth garter stitch. You'll almost definitely learn some new techniques, but we think it will be oh-so-worth it!

Inclinations Cowl by Andrea Mowry

With one skein of the Lux Cakes, you can knit up this super-popular cowl by Andrea Mowry. Knit flat in fisherman's rib and seamed up the back, Inclinations is super-wearable and will feel amazing on your neck. The pattern calls for sport-weight yarn, so using the light fingering-weight Lux Cakes will yield a more delicate cowl.

Convergence Top - Linda Skuja

Get started now on next year's summer shirts (or wear it now with a second sweater layer) with this pretty crocheted t-shirt. Short rows and eyelets create very cool asymmetrical converging rows, we love everything about this!

Trestle by Grace Anna Farrow

Finally, we think that the Lux Cakes would make a super awesome Trestle pullover! Use one skein plus a semi-solid fingering weight yarn to create a two-tone pullover or just use the Zen Garden throughout for a gentle slow stripe. Either way, compliments are guaranteed.


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