We have issued a new pattern which is ideal for giving linen a try. This spa cloth can be made using a mini-skein of hand-dyed yarn, or you can make 2 with a solid dk 50g skein. If you are feeling more adventurous, a hand-dyed 100g hank will make 3 in DK or 4 in Sport weight.
I must admit that this pattern is quite addictive. It is a simple knit and easy to memorise.
Linen is an ideal fibre for spa cloths, since it is naturally exfoliating, as well as anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and hypo-allergenic.
Our linen can be washed in the machine on a gentle cycle (eg wool cycle) with a gentle detergent.
The linen itself doesn't mind repeated hot washes, but we recommend a gentle cycle in order to preserve the colours.
The pattern is FREE when you purchase our linen yarn. See the pattern page for the coupon code (offer available until 1/11/2016)
Our natural linen yarn (50g skein) has a rougher, more rustic feel than the dyed linen yarn.
It has the characteristic sliver beige colour of natural, undyed linen.
As mentioned in our earlier blog post, we now have a range of pre-dyed solid colours to complement our range of hand-dyed semi-solid and variegated linen yarn.
These come in 50g skeins and are roughly a DK weight, with 100m per 50g and they are very competitively priced.
I find it knits nicely on 4mm needles and crochets on a 3.5mm hook. This being said, you can go up or down in needle size, depending on how tight or loose a stitch you prefer. Linen yarn is quite versatile on gauge.
New pricing policy.
We also have a new pricing policy across our website. We really want linen to be accessible to all crafters, and so we have levelled off our prices on the hand-dyed yarn. At the same time, it remains more expensive than the pre-dyed yarn, for the obvious reason that there is so much work involved in the dyeing process. We hope to be able to maintain these prices for the foreseeable future.
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