Kestrel (100g) | Quince & Co.
- HOW IT'S MADE
- PROJECT IDEAS:
Ever heard of a worsted weight linen? Meet Kestrel - the braided tape linen that allows you to get the look of linen in half the time. Because so many linen yarns are thinner weights, they're harder for beginners to use and the amount of suitable projects gets narrowed. Kestrel allows for you to create larger pieces in linen without it taking ages and ages to finish. Sounds like a win if you ask us!
Linen also has so many amazing qualities including strength, breathability, temperature regulation, and longevity. Whatever you make with this yarn, it's bound to be beautiful and it's bound to last you a lifetime.
CONTENT: 100% Organic Linen
WEIGHT: Heavy Worsted
TEXTURE: Braided flat tape
UNIT WEIGHT: 100g
METERAGE: 140 meters (152 yards)
NEEDLE SIZE: 5.5mm (US 9)
GAUGE: 15 stitches & 21 rows = 10cm/4"
WRAPS PER INCH: 10 -12
This linen is organically grown in Belgium, and then spun and dyed in Italy. Like all Quince & Co yarns, environmental impact and sustainability during production is heavily considered.
From the brand:
"Fine linen is not grown in commercial quantities in the US, so we went to the heart of historic linen production, Belgium, to find the finest quality GOTS-certified organic linen we could find. Flax, the plant from which linen is derived, is a hearty crop that generally needs few pesticides, little water, and little to no fertilizer. We chose organic fiber to ensure that there were no toxic chemicals used at any point, from growing to processing to dyeing, and that the workers along the way are treated fairly."
Kestrel is perfect for garments and larger accessories. We think shirts, shorts, skirts, shawls, scarves, and large bags would all look so beautiful in this yarn. The sheen of linen gives anything you make with it a luxurious look and feel. And the best part is - it will only get better with wash and wear!