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koolbreeze
06-08-2006, 04:53 PM
what can i subsitute for linen yarn? can i use a blend instead of 100% linen yarn? is thee a reason linen yarn is used?

Ingrid
06-08-2006, 05:01 PM
I imagine you can substitute cotton or a blend. I haven't used linen, and I'm unaware of any special qualities it has. :??

carollovesyarn
06-09-2006, 02:27 AM
It would depend on what you're knitting. Hemp might be a good substitution as well as certain cottons (not soft spun). You may even be able to substitute bamboo or silk. If the blend you're thinking of is a linen blend, it's probably fine.

koolbreeze
06-09-2006, 01:16 PM
i want to make this from the Mason-Dixon Kintting book
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b263/koolbreeze76/7.jpg

but from what i have seen online...Euroflax Oringinals linen yarn cost like 15 and up for 1 skein. i don't want to pay that much for 1 skein and i need 4.

CarmenIbanez
06-09-2006, 01:36 PM
www.smileysyarns.com has a linen/cotton/viscose blend on sale for like $2 a skein. The skeins are small and I don't know what weight you need, but check it out! Sorry, I forgot to tell you, it is the Lanorata Royal Linen under "internet sale".

IrishBaby
06-09-2006, 02:22 PM
Linen has great stitch definition and is crisp looking, giving some structure to the finished garment. For a substitute, I would look at a cable spun mercerized cotton. One that I've liked is Classic Elite Provence. :)

koolbreeze
06-09-2006, 02:25 PM
thanks ladies!! :thumbsup:

carollovesyarn
06-09-2006, 03:52 PM
Elann is selling 100% linen, but I don't know if it's the proper weight yarn for the pattern. Nor if you like the colors. :??

http://secure.elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=elann%2Ecom+Collection+Linus&Cat=NEW&ProductType=5&Count=4