Euroflax Sport Linen Mini-Skein Set
Exclusive to Modern Daily Knitting, these sets of five 65-yard mini-skeins are like beautiful candy, except you can knit with them. In gorgeous, curated colorways, they are an irresistible invitation to dive into linen, one of the most beautiful and durable fibers in the world.
Specs & Details
301 m (set)
We will always knit with linen, which we love for its elegance and drape, and for the way the fiber absorbs color—it’s like nothing else. In colorways for every mood, these sets of Euroflax mini-skeins open up a whole new world of fun and beauty.
Linen yarn like this is for the ages, eternal, a seemingly impossible mix of indestructible and soft. Maybe you’ve heard that it’s stringlike? We say phooey! Wind it in a ball three times before you knit, and it will soften to the state it will be for the next decades of use.
Or do like we do and knit with it straight off the skein—the crispness has never bothered us, because we know that knitting with linen is the fastest way to arrive at a handknit you will use and love forever. Once washed, Euroflax is as tender to the touch as cotton. But durable like the Shroud of Turin. Or a Viking boat sail. Or somebody’s petticoat from 1742.
For perfect warm-weather knitting and wearing, you can’t go wrong with either a Dangling Conversation scarf, or Nell Ziroli’s stripey tee, Liminal (Ravelry link). Or for gratification that truly is instant, knit up a set of Julia Farwell-Clay’s delightful Bodhi Leaf Cloths from MDK Field Guide No. 7: Ease.
Machine wash on the gentle cycle using non-bleach mild soap or wool wash. Dry the item in the dryer on the medium setting for 15 minutes, then lay flat to finish drying. Or, for an even softer fabric, dry the item completely in the dryer. You can enhance the sheen of the yarn by steaming with a steam iron.