Linen Quill from Purl Soho

Linen Quill

from Purl Soho
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
439 yards
(401 meters)
100 grams
(3.53 ounces)
6.5 to 7.5 sts
= 1 inch
US 2½ - 5 or 3 - 3.75mm
2.75mm (C) - 3.5mm (E)
50% Wool
35% Camelid - Alpaca
15% Cellulose - Linen / Flax
Care: Dry Flat, Hand Wash Cold
Color: Heathered, Marled, Solid color
Dye: Machine dyed
Put up: Winding required
Milled: Peru, Fair Trade Certified, meets Responsible Wool and Alpaca Standards

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!

popular colorways

1000 Heirloom White

189 stashed

263 projects

1105 Peony Pink

113 stashed

143 projects

1117 Rhubarb Pink

83 stashed

112 projects

1240 Honey Pink

75 stashed

134 projects

1262 Peach Stone

109 stashed

137 projects

1263 Rosewood Pink

176 stashed

251 projects

1265 Lychee Pink

106 stashed

132 projects

1267 Chestnut Red

127 stashed

162 projects

1310 Turmeric Yellow

185 stashed

235 projects

1515 Gray Denim

142 stashed

212 projects

1584 Dark Denim

94 stashed

124 projects

1586 Juniper Green

105 stashed

144 projects

1587 Vintage Celadon

166 stashed

268 projects

1588 Mountain Bluebird

92 stashed

117 projects

1589 True Turquoise

146 stashed

218 projects

1590 High Tide

192 stashed

250 projects

1591 Dark Iris

195 stashed

253 projects

1592 Crocus Bud

138 stashed

163 projects

3003 Salt Pepper

110 stashed

130 projects

Fresh Nutmeg

81 stashed

125 projects

Kettle Black

279 stashed

439 projects

Kiln Red

174 stashed

246 projects

Lavender Opal

171 stashed

212 projects

Oatmeal Gray

247 stashed

387 projects

Pale Mushroom

141 stashed

195 projects

Pale Oats

237 stashed

341 projects

Rose Granite

222 stashed

301 projects

Salt And Pepper

91 stashed

104 projects

Stillwater Blue

173 stashed

242 projects

Stonewall Gray

148 stashed

225 projects

Trout Brown

98 stashed

113 projects

Wheat Flour

96 stashed

129 projects