what can i subsitute for linen yarn? can i use a blend instead of 100% linen yarn? is thee a reason linen yarn is used?
I imagine you can substitute cotton or a blend. I haven't used linen, and I'm unaware of any special qualities it has. :??
It would depend on what you're knitting. Hemp might be a good substitution as well as certain cottons (not soft spun). You may even be able to substitute bamboo or silk. If the blend you're thinking of is a linen blend, it's probably fine.
i want to make this from the Mason-Dixon Kintting book
but from what i have seen online...Euroflax Oringinals linen yarn cost like 15 and up for 1 skein. i don't want to pay that much for 1 skein and i need 4.
www.smileysyarns.com has a linen/cotton/viscose blend on sale for like $2 a skein. The skeins are small and I don't know what weight you need, but check it out! Sorry, I forgot to tell you, it is the Lanorata Royal Linen under "internet sale".
Linen has great stitch definition and is crisp looking, giving some structure to the finished garment. For a substitute, I would look at a cable spun mercerized cotton. One that I've liked is Classic Elite Provence.
Elann is selling 100% linen, but I don't know if it's the proper weight yarn for the pattern. Nor if you like the colors. :??