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Ewegogirl
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Posted - 11/09/2013 :  1:08:46 PM  Show Profile Send Ewegogirl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi, Am making a cocoknits tunic. It calls for louet euroflax. To expensivend don't like the feel of it. The garment needs to flow and fall nicely. he pattern calls for linen. Any suggestions?

Ceil
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Posted - 11/10/2013 :  9:05:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Expense aside, maybe it will drape nicely once blocked. It might be worth buying one skein and knitting a generous swatch, then blocking it to see how it fares.

Ceil
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flicka
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Posted - 11/11/2013 :  10:16:06 AM  Show Profile Send flicka a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hempathy has a nice drape, but I don't know if you'd like the feel of it any better than you like Euroflax. Also, try some bamboo- or tencel-containing yarn.

flicka
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eldergirl
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Posted - 11/11/2013 :  8:56:15 PM  Show Profile Send eldergirl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I agree with Flicka, although I love linen. Linen softens and drapes more as it is worn and washed (not dry-cleaned).

A Linen blend with tencel or bamboo or rayon would be possible, too.

And I agree with Ceil, trying out a yarn is good news!

Best wishes,

Anna

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ikkivan
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Posted - 02/18/2014 :  07:41:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit ikkivan's Homepage Send ikkivan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm a bit late here, but don't judge Euroflax linen by the feel of the hank! I have used it several times and, while it feels as though I'm knitting with dried grass, once put through the washer and dryer, it makes an absolutely MAGIC transformation that just keeps on getting better. I, too, was hesitant about it, but trusted the comments of knitters who had used it and found that what they said was true. It becomes silky and slinky. I'm even considering using it for a summer-weight baby wrap!



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