Euroflax Linen Sport
This sport-weight linen yarn is made out of flax-fiber, which is custom wet spun in Belgium where the finest linen in the world is sourced from nearby flax grown in Belgium and France. The factory where the yarn is spun has been in operation for several generations and they are capable of very high quality, fine yarn production including double-boiling the yarn to give us a very soft and exceptional quality. The yarn is also steam processed to ensure maximum softness.
Euroflax is certified EUROPEAN FLAX®, meaning that in addition to the certified source, the production of Euroflax is done with respect for the environment with no irrigation, no GMO and no waste along with 100% mechanical fibre extraction. Euroflax helps regulate body temperature, moisture management and is antibacterial and hypoallergenic. The dyes used for Euroflax are certified Oeko-Tex, so completely safe.
These skeins (hanks) weigh 100 grams and have approximately 270 yards (247m). This is a 4-ply yarn (14/4 lea).
Fiber: 100% wet spun linen
Length/Weight: 100 grams/270 yards (247m)
Gauge: 24 stitches = 4 inches (10cm) on US 2-4 (2.75mm-3.5mm) needles
Washing instructions: Machine wash on gentle cycle using a mild soap, like Soak. Dry for 15 minutes and lay flat, or for an even softer result, completely dry in the dryer. Items made with linen continue to soften with usage and washing.
"Roberta's Wrap" by Roberta Platt
On a trip to Naples Florida, Shelley met Roberta Platt of Knitting with Nancy and she was kind enough to give us this design for Euroflax.
Roberta's Wrap is the perfect first garment "an accessory that wears like a garment". Just two skeins of Euroflax Linen (about 540 yards), easy knitting and genius no-seam construction yields an on-trend vest you’ll wear year-round!
Choose 2 skeins of one color, or make your own 2 color version by knitting until you run out of one color, and then add the second color. Shelley is modeling the "Eggplant" color, and Cassidy is wearing the combination of "Champagne" and "Cream". You can request this pattern at checkout with purchase of 2 skeins of Euroflax Linen Sport.
"Staple Linen Top" by Joji Locatelli
This is the perfect basic top for those warm days when your body is calling for something airy and breezy that lets your skin breathe. It is a very basic shape, timeless, that can be dressed up or down.
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, 6X).
This is a close-fitting top, so an ease of zero or slightly-negative is recommended. Shown on a 36” bust in size M.
Bust circumference: 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 68)“; 70 (80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 170) cm.
Cross-back width at shoulders: 12¾ (14, 14¾, 16, 16¾, 17¾, 18¾, 19¾, 21, 22¾)”; 32 (35, 37, 40, 42, 44.5, 47, 49.5, 52.5, 57) cm.
Armhole Depth: 6¾ (7½, 8, 8½, 9, 9½, 10, 10½, 11, 11½)”;17 (19, 20, 21, 22.5, 24, 25, 26.5, 27.5, 28.5) cm.
Length from underarm to hem: 12” (30 cm).
Gauge: 21 sts and 30 rows to 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch on US 4 (3.5 mm) needles.
Linen yarns tend to grow vertically, so these directions will be written to knit to a shorter length accounting for a 15% growth after blocking.
Before you measure, please take the time to wash and block your swatch in the same manner that you will wash and block your top.
Yarn: 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins of Euroflax Linen Sport - 100g / 250y (228m) or approx. 425 (500, 550, 625, 675, 800, 925, 1050, 1175) yards 387 (456, 501, 570, 615, 730, 843, 957, 1071) m of sport weight yarn.