Nothing says spring and summer wear like linen and that's no exception for knitting. Knits in linen are light, absorbent, and have lovely drape. Because of linen's stability, it looks lovely knitted up on larger needles.
Linen has been around for thousands of years. This durable fiber is second in strength only to silk. Made from the flax plant, linen is three times stronger than cotton. For knitters, the benefit of linen is the long natural wax coating that provides a lovely sheen to your completed project.
Linen yarn is rightly renowned for its moisture absorbing and releasing properties, giving it that lovely cool, crisp feel in hot weather. Its smoothness and natural lustre also make it a favourite luxury plant.