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  • Luna linen/silk | fingering weight

    Color
    Molly
    Moonlight
    Raii
    Tea Rose
    Wolf Moon
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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 makes 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.

    I used my own 25g skein of fingering weight for one color, and a worsted weight for the second color. I made two cloths and still had plenty of my fingering weight yarn remaining. (My cloths are about 8 by 6 inches, and I used a US size 5 needle. If I was using Luna fingering by itself, I would use a 2.25 mm needle. This yarn feels closer to laceweight than fingering when working with it.)

    Base: Luna linen/silk fingering

    Fiber: 65% silk, 35% linen
    Yardage: ~120 yards (110 m) per 25g quarer-skein
    Structure: 3-ply

    Colorways:

    • Molly (earthy brown-pink)
    • Moonlight (creamy silver with gold dots)
    • Raii (electric green)
    • Tea Rose (light, clear pink)
    • Wolf Moon (light brown-grey)