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This month’s yarn review is on Plymouth’s Linaza yarn. I was excited to try this yarn. That’s all I’ll give away about my opinion of it for now.
Wash instructions: Hand wash, lay flat to dry
Colors: Cream, Black, Steel, Pumpkin, Pine, Magenta, Robins Egg, Sapphire, Red, Aubergine, Taupe, Peapod, Saffron
Category 2 Sport weight
Content: 50% alpaca, 25% linen, 25% Tencel
Weight: 100 g
Length: 440 yards
Comes in a hank
Testing the Linaza Yarn
I bought a hank of the Pine color yarn. I used the Jasmine Cowl pattern from the Summer 2016 issue of Crochet! magazine (available for purchase from Annie’s Crochet Patterns catalog). The pattern is a nice one, once I got past the foundation single crochet, which I had never done before, and the first few rows. I especially like that it specifically called for the yarn I’m covering.
Now to test driving the yarn. This yarn was my first hank ever. I didn’t have a swift or a winder so I had quite the experience winding it into a ball I could work from.
The yarn is interesting to work with. It has lots of stray fibers hanging off of it, which made it somewhat hard to work. I kept thinking that some hair had gotten stuck to the yarn. That aspect aside, it was an easy yarn to work with.
The finished product was a little scratchy for my tastes, but it didn’t seem to bother our oldest daughter any. It does look nice so I would probably wear it with a turtleneck. Perhaps it’ll soften up with washing. In our house, it’s a matter of when, not if, something needs to be washed.
Have you experienced Linaza yarn?