close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Hello Lino

This beautiful linen has landed in the shop.
Lino is a 100% linen yarn in some gorgeous colors! Each 50g ball is 164 yards, and it really does knit up at almost any gauge you like. It's suggested at 6 to 8 stitches per inch, so that's sport to lace weight essentially. You could easily knit it up more loosely for a shawl or wrap.
If you've never worked with linen before, this is a great place to start! This would be perfect for summer tops, lightweight cardigans, a breezy scarf, or a set of face cloths. 

If you have never used a linen face cloth, you are missing out. They are so lovely on the skin, make great gifts, and they get softer with each wash and dry. I found a few good ones for you on Ravelry, but you can really just try out any fun stitch with something like this. It's linen season!

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