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Updated: Mar 1

We've knit the Linus shawl many times over the years because we love the simplicity of the design and how it is adaptable to a range of yarn weights and fiber content.

Liz modified the pattern a little bit to include some eyelet rows and a simple lacy edging. If you can knit two stitches together and do a yarn over, you can easily do this very simple lace!

Our summer Linus uses two balls of Amelia, a DK weight silk/cotton/linen blend, but you could easily make it larger by adding a third ball. Or, try our newest summer yarn, Berroco's Isola, a gradient cotton/linen blend, or Noro's Kakigori, a cotton/silk blend with those famous Noro colors. One 200g ball of Kakigori might make two!

The modified version of the pattern is available as a free download. Just click below!

Lacy Linus PDF
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  • heavenly yarns

The Croft, by West Yorkshire Spinnery (WYS), is an Aran weight yarn produced from 100% Shetland Island wool. WYS had long awaited the opportunity to work with Shetland Island wool -- a fiber celebrated for its fineness, warmth and strength. The high levels of crimp and wave in the fleece also make it ideal for a hand knitting yarn. Even though this machine-washable yarn feels like a "woolly wool." once you wash it, you will feel its softness and drape. It comes in solid colorways and tweeds.

We chose Hyphen, a pattern from Frogginette, to show off this yarn. We have found Frogginette patterns to be clearly written (with frequent stitch counts given). Because these patterns tend to have a wide range of sizes, although this is not a free pattern, it is still well worth having it in your library. Other machine-washable yarn options for this pattern include Encore Worsted, Mousam Falls, Rios or Vintage. For cotton options, there is Nako Denim and Happiness.

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