Moondrake Co. Merino Linen

$ 34.00

The yarn:

Moondrake's Merino Linen is a soft single-ply merino and linen blend with lots of texture and a soft tweedy haze. The natural linen gives the yarn a textured finish with subtle drape. When dyed with acid dyes, the linen resists the dye and remains white, producing a halo of linen fibers. This yarn is perfect for year-round garments and accessories--and the colors make our hearts sing!


Fiber: 90% Superwash Merino, 10% Linen
Weight/Length: 100g, 393 yds (359m)
Gauge Designation: Fingering
Gauge/Needle Size: 28 sts = 4 in (10cm) on US 2-4 (2.75-3.5mm) needles
Care: Hand wash gently, lay flat to dry.


"Frequency Sweater" by Tina Tse @tina.say.knits

We love this fingering weight version of Tina's popular Wavelength sweater--the Merino Linen creates the perfect fabric for year round wear, and the color palette from Moondrake has us dreaming of making more than one!

The sweater can be knit with short or long sleeves and is knit from the top down on size US 4 (3.5mm) needles with recommended ease of 0-4 in (0-10cm) and finished bust sizes (35, 38, 42) 46, 50, 54 {58, 61, 64} in / (89, 97, 107) 117, 127, 137 {147, 155, 163} cm.

For your MC with long sleeves, you will need (1000, 1100, 1200) 1350, 1500, 1650 {1850, 2050, 2250} yds/ (914, 1005, 1097) 1234, 1371, 1508 {1691, 1874, 2057} m. of Merino Linen. If making the short sleeve version, subtract approximately 200 yds (182m).

For your CC with long sleeves, you will need (275, 300, 350) 400, 450, 500 {600, 700, 800} yds/ (251, 274, 320) 365, 411, 457 {548, 640, 731} m of Merino Linen. If making the short sleeve version, subtract approximately 100 yds (91m).

The Frequency Sweater pattern by Tina Tse is available for purchase on Ravelry.


"Elton Pullover" by Joji Locatelli @jojilocat

Alternating bands of Fuwa Fuwa and Merino Linen turn this simple and easy-to-knit pullover into a visual delight that is both lightweight and super comfy. 

With recommended positive ease of 16 in (40cm) and available in finished bust sizes of 44 (48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80) in / 110 (120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 200) cm, you will need 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins of Fuwa Fuwa and 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4) skeins of Moondrake Merino Linen and size US 2.5 & 4 (3-3.5mm) needles to complete your sweater.

The Elton Pullover pattern by Joji Locatelli is available for purchase on Ravelry. 


"Celina Shawl" by Ambah O'Brien @ambahobrien

Knit from tip to tip with an entertaining combination of stripes and lace and slip stitches for texture, Celina is sooo much fun to knit! Worked with three colors on size US 5 (3.75mm) needles, you won't want to put it down in anticipation of what's up next!

The bias shaping creates a wearable shallow triangular shape with a wingspan of 128 in (320cm) and a depth of 19 in (47.5cm). You will need 1 skein each of 3 colors to complete your shawl. We've put together some great color combo kits here.

The Celina Shawl pattern by Ambah O'Brien is available for purchase on Ravelry.


"The Frank Shawl" by Joji Locatelli @jojilocat

Inspired by the work of artist Frank Stella, Joji created this stunning shawl which is constructed as three triangular sections joined together when working the last triangle. Four contrasting colorways accentuate the geometric angles and the yarnovers allow light to dance merrily through the fabric.

Knit on size US 5 (3.75mm) needles, Janet worked her shawl with one skein each of colorways Espresso (MC), Sand, Perfect Pink and Desert Jasper. The finished dimensions of the shawl are 97 in (244cm) from side to side and 39 in (98cm) from top to bottom at the deepest point.

Note: While Janet was able to complete her shawl with one skein of MC, it was close! As Joji mentions in her Ravelry listing, "You will use every last yard of color 1. If you knit loosely and normally use more yarn than most patterns call for, I would recommend getting a second skein in this color." We've curated some fun, colorful kits for you here.

The Frank Shawl pattern by Joji Locatelli is available for purchase on Ravelry.


"Fringeworthy" by Shelley Brander @knitstars 

We've been having fun with the Fringeworthy scarf for years now, and every time we come up with a new yarn for it, it becomes our favorite! This self-fringing project is just too much fun not to knit more than one!

Three skeins of Merino Linen held double on a size 9 (5.5mm) allowed Karen to create a fade, and the color combos you can conjure up are nearly endless.

The Fringeworthy pattern by Shelley Brander is available free here.