New Yarn – Linello from Lang Yarns

Posting date: 27 February 2021

Are you ready for summer?  Maybe you’re just ready to think about summer!  We’ve got a lovely new yarn in stock that will have you dreaming of a warmer, safer world in no time.

Linello, from Lang Yarns, is a treat for anyone who loves the look and feel of linen, but maybe wishes it were a bit easier on the hands.

It is a blend of linen, cotton, and viscose that is light, soft, strong, breathable, easy to knit, and durable.  Like all Lang Yarns, it is a high-quality preparation, with great consistency.  And it comes in a terrific range of colourways, with long, striking colour runs.

Nina already has a summer scarf worked up in this yarn – you can see it in the project gallery.  What will you make?

Nina’s Linello Scarf

Nina test-drives every new yarn she brings in to the store, and this is the first thing she did with her order of Linello from Lang Yarns.

The scarf pattern is available from Lang, but it will look just as gorgeous with any simple eyelet lace repeat.

Nina loves linen yarns, and this is a particularly nice blend of linen, cotton, and viscose,  The scarf is cool, breathable, and summery, and the yarn has a very nice hand.  It’s easier to work with than pure linen, but retains all of the best characteristics of linen.

Monika’s Linen Pullover

Dreaming of warmer weather and future travel, Monika commissioned Christina to knit the Emporeio linen pull-over by Mona MicLeoid Designs. The Emporeio is a beautiful, breezy linen racer back style summer tank top that can easily be worn slightly more fitted or with a tiny bit of volume. Christina decided to knit the piece as instructed in the pattern, from bottom up, instead of the option of first working on the lace back on a provisional cast on, if for no other reason but to retain the charming box pleat detail.

Also, knowing Monika’s personality, Christina swapped out the given ladder-like lace pattern for a much more feminine English Leaf lace pattern. Using BC Garn Lino 100% linen yarn in a vibrant lime green (Monika’s favourite), has given the final garment  soft drape that will make it very comfortable to wear in our warm and humid summer months. Christina has her fingers crossed Monika will be able to don her new pull-over on her next trip south!