Knitting with Berroco Linus

We here at Berroco like to experiment with different yarn constructions, and Berroco Linus® is no exception. This unique yarn is a great choice for summer, as it’s super light and contains no animal fiber. Let’s take a closer look at Linus!Berroco Linus is a blend of 50% acrylic, 20% linen, 18% nylon, and 12% rayon—this blend of synthetic and plant-based fibers makes for lightweight projects that keep the wearer cool. What makes Linus especially intriguing is its construction. If you look closely at this photo, you can see that the fiber is worked into an unusual chain fiber, creating a flat, tape-like yarn (for more on tape yarns, you can read the blog post about Berroco Elba). IMG_2250

When knitted, the small color variations in the yarn create a heathered effect. I knit my swatch on the recommended size 8 (5 mm) needles—I’d be interested in trying this on size 7 needles, to see what the fabric looks like (I would have done a second swatch but I’ve been busy getting ready for TNNA this week).

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We’ve got 17 patterns for Berroco Linus, including Ona, our recent free pattern from KnitBits.

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Let us know in the comments what you’ve knit with Berroco Linus!

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