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about Euroflax Linen

IMPORTANT UPDATE
As of April 2007, 50g skeins are no longer available, Euroflax Sport (also called Euroflax Originals)
now come in 100g skeins.
Please check the gram amount on older patterns to ensure you order the correct amount of skeins.


from the Louet website:

About Euroflax Linen Yarn
Euroflax yarn has been used by hand-knitters for more than 15 years in North America.

Our long line linen is made out of flax-fiber, which is wet-spun. Flax is a vegetable product. It is called "long line" because it grows up to a yard (meter) long.

To get a consistent quality, the factory will blend a variety of flax-bales. The factory where our yarn is spun has been in operation for several generations. They have developed a way of splitting the fibers very fine, and double-boiling the yarn to be able to give us a really soft and exceptional quality. Within the last year we have also added our own steam processing equipment to ensure our yarn is of maximum softness.

Linen sweaters feel cool in the summer, due to the yarn's breathing capability. They are wonderful to wear and are very machine washable. With wearing and washing, linen sweaters made out of our Euroflax yarn will become very soft, with a beautiful, lustrous silky effect. After you have made one sweater out of Euroflax, you will definitely want to make another one.

Tips for Knitting with Euroflax Linen

Most importantly, you must wash and dry all samples before measuring gauge. The knitted fabric relaxes after the first time it has been washed.

Due to the nature of this yarn, it is not suitable for standard ribbing, on either bottom borders or neckbands.

Knit-in hems, rolled borders and garter stitch borders all work wonderfully with this yarn.

This yarn is more suitable for pattern knitting than for plain knits. Small areas of plain knitting are fine, though.

Please pay special attention to the recommended needle size given for each yarn. Larger needles should be used only for lacy patterns.

For your first project we highly recommend using one of our patterns, in order for you to get the feel of this wonderful yarn.

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