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Look forward to summer projects with this spectacularly blue linen yarn! Linen is a strong fibre with excellent drape and body, just right for summer shawls and vests to keep you cool. This yarn was unravelled from a John Lewis top, a brand known for long-lasting, quality goods. It is laceweight, made up of two loosely plied strands.

Reclaimed linen has a great advantage over new linen yarn in that it has bee pre-softened! Often it can be a little stiff and hard on the hands when new, and required handling and washing to soften it up. This yarn is already soft with a subtle sheen. As with cotton, linen has no memory, so the residual wavyness of the yarn will relax by itself when wound into a cake or ball.

This listing is for one 48g hank, approximately 290m. I have 121g in total, plus one 'knotty' 75g hank made up of the smaller pieces of the sweater; each hank is listed separately. If you purchase the whole sweater's worth of yarn, you will also receive the original tag and care label, and I will combine the shipping cost.

Information about my yarn:

I reclaim yarn from second-hand sweaters, to be knitted and loved again another day! I choose luxury fibres, lust-worthy colours and high-quality brands to bring you beautiful yarns of all kinds. The sweaters are gently unpicked and unravelled by hand, wound into hanks and then lovingly washed, weighed and labelled. Each hank is unique, and I do not cut or trim them to 'round' out the weight - nothing is wasted. I do my best to weigh and measure yardage accurately, but please take the numbers as approximate.

Yarn too 'wavy' for you? The kinks naturally relax when the yarn is washed, but some straighten out more than others. If a yarn you like isn't straight enough for you, let me know and I will process it again for you before postage. I will also wind the hanks into cakes if you prefer.

100% linen laceweight yarn, 48g/290m, cobalt blue, reclaimed, John Lewis


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