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  • Luna linen/silk | worsted weight

    Lavender Thyme
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    A lustrous yarn that makes every day things better

    Luna linen/silk is an unusual blend of linen (plant fiber) and silk (protein fiber). It's dense and soft, drapey and sturdy, all at the same time. I've never known a yarn like this. In fingering weight, it makes filmy soft fabric that flows around your body. In worsted weight, it can make a plush fabric that's heavier but somehow also cooling.

    For Lather washcloths, Luna makes the kind of Very Special Thing that becomes a gift: for a new baby, for a treasured friend, for yourself. It's the good china and the fancy napkins, but in something as homey as a washcloth.

    My 50g half-skein made two Lather cloths (each one is about 8 by 6 inches, and I used a US size 5 needle).

    Base: Luna linen/silk
    Fiber: 65% silk, 35% linen
    Yardage: ~90 yards (82 m) per 50g half-skein
    Structure: 8-ply


    • Moonlight (a creamy silver with gold dots)
    • Lavender Thyme (a pale lavender)
    • Foxtail (bronze)