Lantern Moon Indochine yarn…and the coast

I forgot that I have a little ball of Indochine, Lantern Moon’s 100% silk sport weight yarn. Cathy gave it to me when I was on my way up to Madrona in February. I meant to use it in class, but didn’t, and then it got tucked away when I got home. This is a sample color; I don’t see it on their website now.

I brought it to the coast to play with. It’s lovely and luminous; it catches the light and shines it right back at you.


My impression so far: This is a gorgeous yarn. It’s 100% silk. There are 12 individual strands, three groups of four. Even with all those strands, it’s not splitty to work with at all, and knits like a dream on a US size 5 (3.75 mm) needle. I tried it first on a 7 hoping for a loose lace, but the stitch definition is much better on a 5. So far, I love it. It comes in 50g/134 yard skeins; Lantern Moon shows it on their website for $19.50/skein. A bit spendy, but oh, so lovely! I’m trying to make a little one skein project out of it; I sure wish I’d brought my yarn scale with me. I guess if there’s not enough, I’ll just have to frog it and have the pleasure of knitting up this yarn again in another incarnation. But for now, I’m counting on the magic of blocking…

I brought four design projects to play with, and I’ve charted three, but this one is the one that has captured my attention. Doesn’t everyone take their knitting on vacation? It’s not Paris, but Cannon Beach is pretty sweet this time of year. I didn’t bring a kite; this is the next best thing.

indochine kite

I found these tiny sand dollars on the beach; that’s my anniversary ring next to them for scale.

sand dollars

I decided to chase the sunset last night, but it wasn’t an original idea.

haystack rock sunset chasers

It was worth it though. I used my Lumix GF6 for this next picture. The rest of the pictures are iPhone5, except the sand dollars, which was iPad. Different toys, um, tools, for different reasons.

sunset haystack rock

And I took a panorama shot with my phone, which turned out nicely, too.

haystack rock sunset pano

Back to my knitting!

8 responses to “Lantern Moon Indochine yarn…and the coast

  1. Love that color!

  2. What brand of yarn is your absolute favorite to work with and why?

  3. I love that you used the word “spendy”

  4. Beautiful photos of Cannon Beach. I have visited there and stayed in vacation homes on the beach many times when I lived up north in Oregon and Washington. Now I live in Arizona and can only dream!! Thanks for the remembrance.

  5. It’s not vacation without yarn 🙂

    • So true! I always bring more than I can knit, but it’s such a luxury to have choices! There’s a cute little yarn shop in Cannon Beach, Coastal Yarns, in case I ran out.


  6. Once again, you are making me homesick. I lived in Cannon Beach for several years and, in fact, the last shot had to be taken somewhere close to my former home. I was a half block up from the beach. I could see the top half of Haystack Rock from my front window. I walked that beach every morning. It’s been 20 years this month since I lived there, but your photos took me back. (I got a kick out of the picture with all the photographers. That’s a great picture itself!)

  7. Ooooooooh I like the shiny! My friend liz would steal that pink right away if I ever got it on my needles 🙂