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Pure Linen (DISCONTINUED)

Discontinued with many other Rowan lines in Spring 2016

Weight: Aran
Texture: Single ply
Fiber: Linen (100%)
Needles: 4.5mm (7 US) (7 UK)
Gauge: 17 sts / 10cm (4") and 28 rows
Balls: 50g; 130m (142 yds)
Care: Hand wash, Iron (cool), Do not tumble dry
Styles: Solid colors

Suggested substitutes

Lino 100% (92% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The fiber content matches exactly.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is crepe / cable-plied rather than single ply. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 150m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.87 balls of this.
Concept Lincys (87% match)
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The fiber content matches exactly.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than single ply. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 100m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.30 balls of this.
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Laguna (82% match) $$$$$
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied with a loose twist rather than single ply. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Linen (78%) and Cotton (22%)
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 120m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.08 balls of this.
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DROPS Bomull-Lin (75% match) $$$$$
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is crepe / cable-plied rather than single ply. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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This yarn is more dense. Your garment will weigh more than with the original yarn.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Cotton (53%) and Linen (47%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 85m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.53 balls of this.
Maggi's Linen (74% match)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than single ply. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Cotton (52%) and Linen (48%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 115m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.13 balls of this.
Good Earth (73% match) $$$$$
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is crepe / cable-plied rather than single ply. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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This yarn is more dense. Your garment will weigh more than with the original yarn.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Cotton (53%) and Linen (47%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 186m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.70 balls of this.
El Linio (69% match)
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The fiber content matches exactly.
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The texture of this yarn is chained rather than single ply. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look. Textured patterns such as moss/seed stitch, cables and lace show up best with smooth yarns.
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The gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using larger needles and swatch to match gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 150m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.87 balls of this.
LinSilk (67% match) $$$$$
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied with a loose twist rather than single ply. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Linen (50%), Viscose (30%) and Silk (20%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 201m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.65 balls of this.
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Oceania (66% match)
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The texture of this yarn is nubby / tweedy rather than single ply. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look. Textured patterns such as moss/seed stitch, cables and lace show up best with smooth yarns.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Linen (58%), Viscose (26%) and Cotton (16%)
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 150m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.87 balls of this.
© Katia
Audra (65% match) $$$$$
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than single ply. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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This yarn is less dense, giving a loftier feel. Your garment will be lighter than with the original yarn.
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The gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using larger needles and swatch to match gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Linen (76%), Silk (12%) and Viscose (12%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 188m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.69 balls of this.
WoLi (65% match)
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than single ply. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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This yarn is more dense. Your garment will weigh more than with the original yarn.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Wool (70%) and Linen (30%)
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This yarn will feel warmer to wear than the original.
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The drape and durability of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 75m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.73 balls of this.
Tennen (64% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also single ply.
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The drape of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Wool (50%), Silk (25%) and Alpaca (25%)
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This yarn will feel much warmer to wear than the original.
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This yarn is less durable. The finished fabric may not stand up well to wear and tear. With regular use you may get holes in socks and the elbow area of long-sleeved tops for example.
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This yarn is much softer. The finer the individual fibers in a yarn,the softer it feels. Fine fibers feel wonderful, but may not stand up
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This yarn comes in 100g / 251m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.52 balls of this.
The Cotton Wool (64% match)
Good news!
The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than single ply. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Cotton (100%)
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This yarn has less drape. It may not be a suitable substitute if your pattern is designed to hang loosely without clinging.
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The warmth, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 212m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.61 balls of this.
Cotton Vintage (64% match)
Good news!
The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than single ply. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Cotton (100%)
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This yarn has less drape. It may not be a suitable substitute if your pattern is designed to hang loosely without clinging.
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The warmth, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 105m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.24 balls of this.
© Katia
Essentials Linen Blend Aran (63% match) $$$$$
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than single ply. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Viscose (45%), Cotton (40%) and Linen (15%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 100m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.30 balls of this.
Bella Lino (63% match)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied with a loose twist rather than single ply. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
Information
The gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using larger needles and swatch to match gauge.
Information
The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Linen (58%), Viscose (26%) and Cotton (16%)
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 150m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.87 balls of this.
Fortuna (63% match) $$$$$
Information
This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than single ply. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
Information
The gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using larger needles and swatch to match gauge.
Information
The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Linen (58%), Viscose (26%) and Cotton (16%)
Information
Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
Information
This yarn comes in 50g / 150m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.87 balls of this.
Taiyo (63% match) $$$$$
Good news!
The texture of this yarn is also single ply.
Good news!
The drape, elasticity and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Cotton (40%), Silk (30%), Nylon (15%) and Wool (15%)
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This yarn will feel warmer to wear than the original.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 201m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.65 balls of this.
Danube Aran (63% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also single ply.
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The drape and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Nylon (40%), Wool (30%) and Viscose (30%)
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This yarn will feel warmer to wear than the original.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 109m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.19 balls of this.
Lawson Tweed 12-ply (62% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also single ply.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The drape and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Wool (40%), Acrylic (40%) and Alpaca (20%)
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This yarn will feel much warmer to wear than the original.
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This yarn has much more elasticity/resiliency. Using stitch patterns such as ribbing with this yarn will cause the fabric to pull in, reducing the width of the fabric in that section. The original yarn is also likely to have more drape.
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This yarn is much softer. The finer the individual fibers in a yarn,the softer it feels. Fine fibers feel wonderful, but may not stand up
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This yarn comes in 50g / 100m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.30 balls of this.
Terra (62% match) $$$$$
Good news!
The texture of this yarn is also single ply.
Good news!
The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
Good news!
The drape of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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This yarn is more dense. Your garment will weigh more than with the original yarn.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Merino Wool (40%), Alpaca (40%) and Silk (20%)
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This yarn will feel much warmer to wear than the original.
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This yarn is less durable. The finished fabric may not stand up well to wear and tear. With regular use you may get holes in socks and the elbow area of long-sleeved tops for example.
Information
This yarn is much softer. The finer the individual fibers in a yarn,the softer it feels. Fine fibers feel wonderful, but may not stand up
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This yarn comes in 50g / 90m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.44 balls of this.
Navajo (62% match) $$$$$
Good news!
The texture of this yarn is also single ply.
Good news!
The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
Good news!
The durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Wool (53%) and Acrylic (47%)
Information
This yarn will feel much warmer to wear than the original.
Information
This yarn has less drape. It may not be a suitable substitute if your pattern is designed to hang loosely without clinging.
Information
This yarn has much more elasticity/resiliency. Using stitch patterns such as ribbing with this yarn will cause the fabric to pull in, reducing the width of the fabric in that section. The original yarn is also likely to have more drape.
Information
This yarn comes in 50g / 174m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.75 balls of this.
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