Lincot is 'rustically spun' - meaning that the yarn is thick-and-thin, presenting like an old fashioned handspun. It takes color beautifully, with lots of subtle, rich variations in tone. And when knitted up, it gives the resulting fabric a captivatingly textured look and feel.
About the yarn: spun unevenly in Germany, the fibres are sourced from sustainable and ethical friendly sources. The uneven texture of Lincot also has interesting implications for gauge. In meterage, this yarn is a spot-on DK weight, measuring 220m per 100g. However, when it comes to gauge it 'behaves' like a much thicker yarn, and seems to work best in garments when knitted at an aran-weight gauge. This makes Lincot an extremely economical yarn! Meaning, you need far less of it than you would an ordinary DK weight yarn. For example: a sweater requiring 500g of DK weight yarn worked up for designer Albina with only 400g.
In a nutshell for 1 skein:1
70% cotton / 30% linen
weight 2 ply DK
Read a designer's review of LinCot here
Read the review of LB Handknit's LinCot dress knitting pattern, Rusticana, here
Get your copy of Rusticana, here
Due to the fibre content, LinCot is a great option for Vegans with several plant dyed colours! Curious to read more about our dyes? Click here.
How we made these colours:
|Avalon||Logwood||Alum & Tara|
|Blewit||Iron - Iron Water||Alum & Tara|
|Carrot Tops||Annatto||Alum & Tara|
|Emerald Blue||Indigo*||Alum & Tara|
|Granny Bonnet||Cochineal**||Alum & Tara|
|Kissed by Roses||Lac***||Alum & Tara|
|Lemon Sherbet||Reseda||Alum & Tara|
|Moonwater||Logwood||Alum & Tara|
|Night Sky||Lac*** & Indigo*||Alum & Tara|
|Peaches||Kamala||Alum & Tara|
|Purple Glow||Iron - Iron Water||Alum & Tara|
|Strawberries & Cream||Lac***||Alum & Tara|
|Truffles||Iron - Iron Water||Alum & Tara|
|Where the Dolphins Play||Indigo*||Alum & Tara|
Indigo* - herbaceous plant ( you might get a bit of blue on your hands while
Knitting - that is easily washed of with soap and even healthy!)
Vegan note: please be aware that we use Lac and Cochineal dyes as well, which would be of animal origin ~ Cochineal** - small louse; Lac*** - the casing made by beetles to hatch and protect their eggs.