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Linen Yarn

Linen yarn is a great choice for knitters who want their garment to last forever. It's also terrific for warm to hot climates where you want a breathable durable garment. Try Euroflax for skirts, tops and market bags, you'll be glad you did.

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Linen yarn is a plant fiber and has many fine qualities. It is very durable but elegant, no other yarn on the market possess this quality. When you pick up a skein you'll notice it may seem a bit crispy or harsh at first and this is normal. Linen is one of the few knitting yarns that actually gets softer the more you wash it! Before you start knitting with linen you'll want to soak the yarn in a solution of hair conditioner and water for a few hours or overnight. This will soften your linen and allow the fibers to expand a little. Euroflax and other linens have an awesome drape and after a few washings will feel great on your skin. It's also one of those knitting yarns well suited for warmer climates and wears very cool on the body. Some of our most popular linen yarn is from Louet Yarns called Euroflax. Louet Euroflax yarn is a high quality linen yarn in a variety of solid shades perfect for summer knit tops, knitted skirts and knit shirts great for hot climates. Some of our most popular linen knitting patterns are from Louet Yarns. Checkout the Louet Sasha Skirt or the Louet Euroflax Tori Pattern to get an idea of what Linen knits up like.  If you like linen you might also checkout hemp knitting yarn. Hemp knitting yarn has many of the same personality that linen yarn has but at a more affordable price.

What is Linen made from?  It is actually made from a plant called Flax.  Flax is a weed that is found in the Netherlands and once harvested the flax or linen is set out in the nearby shallow marsh to soften and become rotten.  Yes, that's right your elegant linen is really sort of...rotten weeds...?  We know just how rotten here at the shop because the raw flax spinning fiber we sell has quite an aroma to it.  This aroma of course goes away after washing properly but never the less is a little strange when you open the bag and get a strong whiff.  We love flax and linen here at the shop so don't hesitate to ask us if you have questions about the different types we offer, contact us anytime 1-888-320-7746.