We understand why Linen Quill is one of our most popular yarns... We love it, too! A hearty blend in over fifty gorgeous colors, Linen Quill's complexity and beauty make for a uniquely satisfying knit. Made in Peru and inspired by the traditional yarns of the Andean highlands, Linen Quill's springiness and durability come from its fine highland wool content, while alpaca adds lovely long-fiber softness. And the linen... Only 15% of the content but critical to what makes this yarn so special! Its tendency to sprout out of the fiber lends a slightly rustic texture, while the way linen takes dye differently than animal fibers gives the yarn a beautiful depth and fascination (zoom in on Dark Iris for a good view of this!). All three fibers are Fair Trade Certified, and the wool and alpaca both meet the rigorous Responsible Wool and Alpaca Standards, which certify a holistic respect for animal welfare, a progressive approach to land management, and a strong chain of custody for traceability. Have a wildly creative time with Linen Quill's palette, inspired by nature itself with a bit of earth, air, fire, and water, and use this wonderfully appealing yarn for garments, blankets, accessories, sweaters, and wherever and whenever you crave nature's beauty!
Please Note: Saturated colors may bleed during blocking, so if you're knitting them with lighter colors, we recommend testing a swatch first. If there's bleeding, consider fixing the dye before you begin. Click here for our tutorial on re-fixing dye!
50% fine highland wool, 35% alpaca, and 15% linen
100 grams (3.5 ounces)
439 yards (410 meters)
6.5-7.5 stitches per inch, fingering weight
US 2-5 (3-3.75 mm)
C-E (2.75-3.5 mm)
Hand wash and lay flat to dry
Made in Peru, Fair Trade Certified, meets Responsible Wool and Alpaca Standards
Tayler Harris’s Sundance Pullover used 3 (4, 4, 5) (5, 6, 6, 7) skeins of Purl Soho’s Linen Quill for Color A, 1 (1, 2, 2) (2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s) for Colors B + C, and 1 (1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 2, 2) skein(s) for Color D to fit actual chest circumference of approximately 30–35 (35–40, 40–45, 45–50) (50–55, 55–60, 60–66, 66–71) inches, with 12–18 inches of ease. Pick your favorite colors above and add the PDF to your order!