An ancient fibre recycled for a modern maker
Linen is an ancient, sustainable, natural fibre spun from the flax plant. Flax itself is naturally resistant to pests and therefore practically no pesticides nor herbicides are necessary to grow these eco-friendly stem fibre plants. Flax plants produce large amounts of usable fibre per acre and do not require irrigation.
Linen is durable, soft, lustrous and flexible and will naturally soften with wear and washing.
Studio Linen is 100% linen: 85% is recycled rayon-linen fibre, sorted from selected wastage and regenerated using the eco-friendly hydrolysis method. Blended with 15% premium natural linen, these fibres are twisted and dyed by a specialist Italian spinner in Biella to produce a unique yarn with a dry hand feel and subtle sheen.
Cool to the touch, and with a delicate drape Studio Linen is the perfect yarn for summer. With a refined palette of colours that will work with everything you wear and a clear stitch definition, Studio Linen crafts beautiful garments both in knit and crochet.
Look out for four new colours for 2017 inspired by the ancient Japanese resist dyeing technique of ‘Shibori’ to mimic the subtle hues of indigo dye.
Made in Italy
85% recycled rayon linen (viscose) / 15% premium linen
approx. 120m / 131yds
21-22 sts & 28-30 rows = 10cm/4in
UK 3.75-4mm / US 5-6 needles