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    Linen yarn

    My husband gave me a really neat crochet book for Christmas, and every yarn they are using is a Rowan yarn (expensive!). The one pattern that I really want to make is using a Linen blend yarn. Rowan does not make this yarn anymore (I checked on their website).
    Does anyone know of a particular brand of yarn that makes good quality linen yarn? Also, do you know of a place I can get it fairly inexpensively?

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    Have you looked at bamboo yarns? I would think it would have a similar texture to the linen in terms of stretchiness. I've seen some bamboo yarns at Michaels, but I'd probably go to a knitting shop and see what they have.

    For trial runs, you could also try some cotton yarns. I've used cotton before, and it's okay; I got the peaches/cream kind from walmart, and it really faded during washing.

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    Knitpicks makes a linen blend called CotLin. all of the pure linen yarns i know of are fairly expensive, but check the closeouts on Webs (www.yarn.com).

    bamboo and cotton don't handle much like linen at all. your best bet for a substitute would be hemp.

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    yarn.com was awesome! I will definitely buy from there. I found a linen yarn on closeout for $2 a ball - the blanket will still cost me nearly 80 bucks including shipping, but that is a lot better than $260!
    Thanks!


 

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