A smooth 50/50 blend of crisp linen and soft cotton, Creative Linen is perfect for the wash-and-wear tops and tees of spring and summer. But truly, these beautiful fibers are great to wear all year round.
Specs & Details
Both of us are linen lovers, but boy, did we fall hard for Rowan’s Creative Linen. We had long craved a linen-based yarn that would work well for both garments and home items, from sweaters to blankets to baby items. Creative Linen is it, a forever favorite.
If you’re wool-sensitive, or live in a warm climate, consider Creative Linen as a substitute yarn for Erika Knight’s designs in MDK Field Guide No. 20: Atlas. The gauge is right, and so is the vibe. Erika has chosen this yarn over and over for her designs—all the endorsement we needed to try it ourselves.
Creative Linen is a fantastic sweater yarn, combining the heft of cotton and the drape of linen. Great stitch definition makes lace and texture patterns really pop, and a beautiful matte surface makes for fantastic cushions, blankets, and other knits for the home. Unsurprisingly, we are particularly fond of making washcloths and dishcloths out of this durable, modern yarn.
If Creative Linen has piqued your interest, we’ve got a great test drive idea for a couple of skeins: make a handful of Log Cabin Cloths from MDK Field Guide No. 4: Log Cabin, or a few Bodhi Leaf cloths from MDK Field Guide No. 7: Ease. You’ll see why we fell in love.
All the magic and beauty you can handle
Rowan Handknit Cotton$8.50
The classic DK-weight cotton, in those good Rowan colors.
Log Cabin Cloths Kit$51.00
Dishcloth glory ahead: four sets of Handknit Cotton to play with.
MDK Field Guide No. 4: Log Cabin$4.98 – $15.95
Our concise guide to a simple, limitless way to knit. With 3 clever patterns.
Introducing the yarn we've dreamed of, finally here: 100% Rambouillet, light worsted, soft and lofty and a joy to knit.