Yarn Profile: Rowan Linen Drape
Linen Drape, the newest in Rowan's lineup, evokes pleasant images of summer. There's a dry, almost stringy texture to it, which is typical of linen blends. It comes in 10 colors that range from bright white and turquoise to a subtle celery and dusty pink.
Such was not the case here, with the occasional exception of the last stitch at the end of a row.
Otherwise, it knit up quickly and easily, with minimum snagging. My stitches were steady and even, and the yarn was overall a pleasure to manipulate.
Blocking / Washing
My swatches did not bleed or fade in the water, and once dry the color was identical to the unwashed swatch. The yarn filled out slightly to give the fabric a more solid texture, but there was no change in gauge.
Then only a small amount of fiber would detach from the body of the yarn, producing tiny easy-to-remove pills. I can imagine that single strands within the yarn might snag, but you could easily fix them with a crochet hook and some patience.
All these elements -- plus the availability of gorgeous patterns from Rowan -- make Linen Drape a solid choice for warm-weather knits.
22-24 sts over 4 inch square using U.S. 3-6 (3 1/4-4mm) needles
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Weight/Yardage per Skein
50g / 109 yards
Country of Origin
Manufacturer's suggested wash method
Machine washable in gentle warm cycle. Alternately, hand wash in soapflakes; do not soak; cool rinse; do not wring; short spin; do not leave wet; reshape and dry flat away from direct sunlight; use damp pressing cloth.