A sandy beige, the perfect neutral.
Soft and textured, this fine cotton slub yarn is designed for weaving both home textiles and next-to-skin apparel. 50% cotton, 50% linen.
Machine wash cool. Air dry or machine dry (air drying preserves the longevity of linen).
Made in Italy.
Browse patterns woven with Italian Cotton/Linen Weaving Yarn.
I’d previously used this yarn on a modified version of Emma Rhodes’ chevron tea towels pattern and loved it so I had to order more colors. Result was a very sturdy and absorbent cloth.
Italian Cotton/Linen Weaving Yarn ~ Sand
I love this as a warp. It adds gorgeous texture to the piece! It can be brittle as other reviews suggest, but if I am careful with it, it holds up.
I used this 50/50 blend for the Sunset Towels shown in Handwoven Magazine Jan/Feb 2019 as the weft that they suggested. I loved the color so much I ordered another cone in Goldenrod to mix it up a bit. My next set of towels are a crackle of blooming leaf design with the weft this wonderful cotton/linen. I don't think it would be good for a warp as it can come unraveled with the beat, but as weft yarn its great.
I highly recommend not using this yarn for warp. It is weak, slubby, and frays easily. If you do have to use, weave with very loose tension. Even with loose tension, I had nine broken warp threads during my project. Despite all of this, it has beautiful texture and color, and makes a great weft.