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Fiber Content: 70% Linen, 30% Pima Cotton
Weight: Fingering
Knitting Gauge: 7 - 8 sts = 1" on #1 - 3 needles (2.25mm-3.25mm)
Crochet Gauge: 21 – 32 sc = 4'' on B - E hooks (2.25mm-3.5mm)
Yards: 180
Grams: 50
Put Up: Ball
Care: Hand Wash/Dry Flat

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4.555555 out of 5 stars

Lindy Chain

$4.49 50g / Ball


Capture the spirit of summer with Lindy! Superbly lightweight and endlessly versatile, Lindy is a chainette yarn that is just the thing for warm weather. The linen adds a crisp stitch definition that shows off textures while adding a lovely drape and sheen that just gets softer with every wash. Available in 20 stunning shades that range from rich hues to soft pastels, Lindy is sure to be your go-to yarn for breezy tops, light accessories and so much more.

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5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful yarn. Yes, it is a bit scratchy while knitting, but becomes wonderfully softer when washed. Wash your swatch and each time you do, it softens more and more. Feels great against the skin. I'll find myself, while watching TV, that I've grabbed my swatch and am rubbing it between my fingers!! Currently using the navy. It's a very rich color. Love it.

5 out of 5 stars

WHERE IS WHITE??? This yarn looks perfect for my summer projects, but where is the white???

3 out of 5 stars

I loved the colors of the yarn, and I was very interested in trying a chain yarn. Unfortunately, the yarn has split a lot, even using a crochet hook. It is stiffer in the worked scarf and feels raffia-like to the hand. I am hoping washing will soften it up and that it will not bleed. I am making a three-colorblocked scarf in urchin, conch and harbor. It is beautiful, just rough and the yarn splits. It won't stop me buying your yarns. Curio is my favorite. More colors in that line and others!

5 out of 5 stars

I fell in love with Lindy Chain from the first swatch. It has the weight and crispness I'd expect of linen with the sheen and stitch definition of silk. The perfect summer sweater yarn, in my opinion. I'm knitting one sweater and already dreaming of my next. I've always been a 100% wool knitter. Now I'm knitting with linen until the autumn leaves begin to fall.

3 out of 5 stars

I hate having to lower my ratings on any of your products, but I bought Lindy chain specifically for crocheting a summer shawl. I bought conch, harbor and urchin and ended up with a scarf measuring about 14" x 70" with color blocking of the three colors alternating 25 rows each in a lacy shell pattern. The problem is that the texture is going to be on the rough side and it splits easily in a crocheted garment. I would think working with knitting needles would be even harder. Maybe it's because I have never worked with linen before, but it seems rough to me. Otherwise, the colors are outstanding, but I am hoping they are color-safe and don't bleed.

4 out of 5 stars

I wasn't sold on this yarn at first. It's a little rough and it knots easily. I recommend using a yarn winder to form the skein as a center pull ball to make it more manageable. This yarn knots and tangles soo easily! I am glad I took the time to do this before I started my project. It took a couple of false starts to really get a feel of the yarn. It separates quite easily. The first few rows are tough to knit. I used more tension to start my garment so that it would have more foundation. You don't have to do this, but it was a choice I made to keep a nice and neat hemline. I am knitting a lace tank and a striped shirt for summer. This yarn looks beautiful knit into lace with relaxed tension. If you're a crocheter, I have good news for you! Lindy Chain is much easier to crochet with. Overall, I'm pleased with the color options and the mere fact that this yarn exists. I'm excited to see how it behaves after being washed.

4 out of 5 stars

This yarn is absolutely gorgeous. I'm using it to crochet a lightweight shawl for the summer and I couldn't be happier with how the fabric is turning out. I agree with other reviewers that it starts out a bit stiff but it's relaxing as I crochet and I'm sure it will soften even more with the first wash. There are a few times where I will come across what looks and feels like a tight knot but those disappear quickly into the fabric and don't effect my rating of Lindy Chain at all.

5 out of 5 stars

So it was my first attempt to knit lace, I wish this yarn (or any linen blend) would be available in lace weight. Result is very nice, I had bit of splitting issue, but it can be my needles, I use sharps. One of 4 balls had thickness inconsistency, annoying but not visible in finished shawl. After washing it gets very soft, and drapes nicely. I was hoping to mix harbor and sagebrush, but it did not work for me. Both turned out to be mere on the green side than expected. Down side of buying on line, computer monitors aren't accurate! For that reason just got 5 colors to see in person, some will need to be exchanged! It is very nice yarn for lace, or at least eyelet pattern. For machine knitters; that would be great yarn for summer dress or over-sized sweater for the evening at the beach!

5 out of 5 stars

How beautiful is this! I've fallen in love with this yarn, such sheen and texture, and the color Gosling is fantastic! Knits beautifully in my knitting machine. Now I can't wait for my next delivery so I can continue my project.

3 out of 5 stars

I will agree that Lindy Chain comes in great colors and has great stitch definition when used for lace BUT the hand is rough and the knit swatch is scratchy. I know that's probably the linen content which I haven't used before. If anyone knows if this softens up as the garment is worked, blocked or laundered, please give me some tips. I don't think my daughter's with sensitive skin will be happy with this.

5 out of 5 stars

Another fantastic fiber! Using silver for the Alcea cowl. With size 8 needle I love the larger stitch and relaxed knit. The yarn is tenderly crisp in the ball but gets softer while knitting and even softer with wash. I initially bought it for light jewelry, however after knitting a swatch I knew this would make a perfect light cowl. Rich looking knit. Perfect for tank and spring accessories. For crafters the chained fiber itself proves visually interesting and usable for a variety of fiber art. I love it and am hoping for metal tones for jewelry art....

5 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn. I chose the color plum- colors are what KP are the masters of. This color is a beautiful concoction of dusky, brownish, grayish purple. Simply stellar. I hope they never retire this line and color.

5 out of 5 stars

I am knitting a runner for my dining room table. I am using holly berry. It is a great color for christmas.

5 out of 5 stars

I was looking for a light-weight airy yarn suited for very hot climates. Lindy Chain is exactly what I was looking for. I decided to take a chance and order enough for two projects. As soon as I received the yarn I started my first project:a lacy summer top using Lindy Chain (Plum). The yarn has excellent stitch definition and works great for lace knitting. When knitted up, the yarn has a vintage look to it. I love Lindy Chain. My only complaint: Not enough colors.

5 out of 5 stars

I had read a review stating the impossibility of splitting a stitch; saying that, I have had problems with catching a single thread which causes problems with pulling the yarn back into shape so to speak. I am sure anyone knitting with this type of yarn will know what I am talking about. Saying that, this fiber combination is awesome to work with, wash & wear!!

5 out of 5 stars

This yarn is exactly what I was looking for. It's light and airy which is well suited for hot climates. I ordered several balls in plum to make a light summer tee. I'm using a lace pattern. After several rows I was extremely impressed with the quality of this yarn. The color and the overall texture gives the project a sort of vintage appeal. Please add more colors.

5 out of 5 stars

This yarn is amazing. The colors are rich, the texture soft but firm the way you'd want it to be with linen, and the chainette construction makes it impossible to split a stitch. No "fuzzys" from this yarn. ...and the price is unbelievable. Just another reason why Knit Picks is two steps ahead.

5 out of 5 stars

I received my first shipment of Lindy Chain yarn yesterday and I couldn't wait to see how it worked up. I'm crocheting a shawl and I'm very pleased with the colors and how nice it is to work with. I would like to see some crochet patterns for sweaters and/or shell/tank top for this yarn.