Fibra Natura Flax

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  • Fiber Content: 100% Linen
  • Weight: DK
  • Gauge: 5.25-6 sts = 1" on US 5-7; 3-4.25 sc = 1" on US 7-9/I
  • Weight/Yardage: 50g/137yds
  • Care: Machine Wash Cold, Dry Flat
  • Country Of Origin: Made in Turkey

Flax from Fibra Natura is 100% machine-washable linen. This shiny, natural fiber DK weight yarn softens with every wash, making Flax perfect for summer garments with lots of drape. Flax is available in a wide range of deep, bold solid colors and also works well for home decor items, whether knit or crocheted. Made in Turkey. 

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4.3

(based on 19 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Reasonable alternative to more $$$ linen yarn

Love Louet Euroflax, but it's out of my price range for large projects. Buying 2 skeins Fibra Natura Flax = about 1 LEF and still cost less than half.
LOVED the pewter...Read complete review

Love Louet Euroflax, but it's out of my price range for large projects. Buying 2 skeins Fibra Natura Flax = about 1 LEF and still cost less than half.
LOVED the pewter color for a linen knit skirt I wanted to try. And Pewter is gorgeous in person.
Skeins not too knotty, only 1 of 8 had any so far, but it had 3.
Went down to needle size, #4, rather than gauge #5. LEF is #3, I think.
The yarn is stiff, as is all pure linen yarn. Great drape.
The drawbacks: inconsistent strand weight, the thinnest areas are less than half the thickest; there are hanging pills and frayed strands.
The pre-washed knit fabric looks more 'rustic' than the LEF knit fabric so far, but it's not really done till washed/dried.

Overall: this is a terrific economic alternative for projects that need a lot of linen yarn. Great colors and large amounts in stock most of the time. (Bought in the fall last year.) If I cannot splurge, I'll rely on this quite happily.

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Nice drape, but need very small needles

I do like this yarn--the drape is nice after washing, it really gets soft. But there are knots in the skeins and I needed MUCH smaller needles than suggested (ended up using...Read complete review

I do like this yarn--the drape is nice after washing, it really gets soft. But there are knots in the skeins and I needed MUCH smaller needles than suggested (ended up using size 2 to prevent garment from being see-through). The swatch shrank by 1" after washing. All that said, it will make a lovely drapey summer tank top.

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4.0

A summer favorite

By Nnyl

from Bonners Ferry, ID

Comments about 7.00 Flax:

I have made three long tunics out of this yarn (and a fourth out of Louet Euroflax Sport, also 100% linen.) This is one of my go-to yarns. I knit mostly warm-weather garments, and I absolutely LOVE 100% linen. I like the drape and the sturdiness of the garments. This yarn is an economical choice for 100% linen, and it is offered in an array of lovely colors. Two of the tunics were gifts for a friend, and she adores them. The one I made for myself is a year and a half old. It has become soft and drapey, and it's one of my favorite tops.

I agree with other reviewers that there is a lot of variation in the weight of the yarn (thick and thin spots), but I also found thick/thin spots with the more expensive LEF. I found knots on average in about 1 skein out of 12 (again, not much different than LEF). The texture of unwashed, 100% linen yarn is stiff, and it is splitty as well. It is well worth the effort to put up with the slight difficulties in knitting it because the finished fabric, after washing, is so nice.

I also agree with other reviewers that the ideal needle size is much smaller than stated. I used a size 2.5 for my first garment, and it's a little more see-through than I would like. I have to wear something under it. The other two garments were knitted on a size 1.5 needle, and I like the gauge much better. Note that I knit Combined style and seem to need smaller needles for almost everything. My gauge wound up being about 6+ stitches per inch and 9 rows per inch.

Unlike another reviewer, my garments did not shrink when washed. In fact, the garment knit on the larger needles actually stretched. Since it was an almost-knee-length tunic, and I like long tops, I didn't care about the stretching. The other two garments neither shrank nor stretched when I washed them. I have machine dried the garments, but I generally don't dry by machine. So much lint comes off in the dryer that I figure it's probably best to air-dry so as not to lose too much material. If I were going to knit a structured garment out of this yarn, I would use a tight gauge to ensure it retained the proper shape and size.

I heartily recommend this yarn. It is a wonderful choice for warm-weather garments. It has more body than an un-mercerized cotton yarn, doesn't shrink, and drapes better. It may seem rough and twine-y while knitting, or after the garment is done. Simply machine wash and dry it and it will soften right up.

Although I love the LEF yarn, I don't see the point in spending the extra money on it when this yarn is available for so much less. The only difference I have seen is that the LEF may shed a little less...I suppose that, potentially, that could make it sturdier? So far, the garments made from the two yarns have not shown much difference.

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4.0

Great linen yarn

By Gill

from Poplar Grove IL

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Comments about 7.00 Flax:

Great price

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4.0

Flax/Fibra Natura

By gmwilk

from La Luz NM

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Pros

  • Bright Vibrant Colors

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about 7.00 Flax:

      I used this yarn for Japel's Orangina sweater. My gauge was way off and I downsized a size rather the needle, ending up in a floppy lace.

      The color choices are fantastic and plenty to choose from: pale-subdued or explosion of color, your choice.

      I love linen and this one is a keeper. The subtle texture leads to a great drapey hand. I did not wash swatch, I'm expecting some lint, it's linen after all.

      I recommend a bamboo needle; any thing metal was too slick for me. My hands got tired fighting to keep the lace tensioned right.

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      5.0

      Great Yarn

      By Patty

      from Bellingham

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      Pros

      • Creates Great Fabric
      • Easy To Work With

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Tops

        Comments about 7.00 Flax:

        Flax is fun to work with. It knits up well and creates a great fabric. Thanks

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        5.0

        Light open knitting

        By Nanny Sandy

        from Rockville, IN

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        Comments about 7.00 Flax:

        I bought this yarn for making a light and airy tank for summer. Although I've only worked up about 4", it seems that it will be great.

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        4.0

        Reasonable alternative to more $$$ linen yarn

        By Melissa

        from New Mexico

        Pros

        • 100 Linen
        • Value Priced

        Cons

        • Inconsistent Strand
        • Sheds Has Pills
        • Thick And Thin

        Best Uses

        • Garments

        Comments about 7.00 Flax:

        Love Louet Euroflax, but it's out of my price range for large projects. Buying 2 skeins Fibra Natura Flax = about 1 LEF and still cost less than half.
        LOVED the pewter color for a linen knit skirt I wanted to try. And Pewter is gorgeous in person.
        Skeins not too knotty, only 1 of 8 had any so far, but it had 3.
        Went down to needle size, #4, rather than gauge #5. LEF is #3, I think.
        The yarn is stiff, as is all pure linen yarn. Great drape.
        The drawbacks: inconsistent strand weight, the thinnest areas are less than half the thickest; there are hanging pills and frayed strands.
        The pre-washed knit fabric looks more 'rustic' than the LEF knit fabric so far, but it's not really done till washed/dried.

        Overall: this is a terrific economic alternative for projects that need a lot of linen yarn. Great colors and large amounts in stock most of the time. (Bought in the fall last year.) If I cannot splurge, I'll rely on this quite happily.

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        5.0

        First time with flax!

        By JudyAnn

        from Glenview, IL

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        Pros

        • Great Color
        • No Knots
        • Softened With First Wash

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about 7.00 Flax:

            I knit a shawl for warm weather wearing. One wash and dry and it has softened considerably. I'd use this yarn again.

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            4.0

            Good substitute for Euroflax Sport

            By Lynn from Idaho

            from Bonners Ferry, ID

            Comments about 7.00 Flax:

            I looove linen sweaters because the fabric is soft and drapy. I adore Euroflax, but it is very expensive, particularly when you are making something long out of it and need 2500 yards! I bought this yarn to see whether it might be an acceptable substitute. The answer is absolutely. It is a bit rough on the skein, more so than the Euroflax, so it feels sort of like knitting with twine. Once you wash it, though, it is heavenly-soft. It has thick/thin areas and fat joins, but so does Euroflax. I consider that a 'linen thing' and don't mind it. It is also splitty, but again, so is Euroflax. If you like the linen feel and can't afford Euroflax, this is the product I would recommend. In fact, I'm buying more in a different color to make a tunic for a friend.

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            5.0

            Very happy with the flax yarn and the colors.

            By Diane

            from Fox Island, WA

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            Comments about 7.00 Flax:

            I really like the flax yarn.

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            4.0

            Great linen yarn

            By DJ

            from Atlanta, GA

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            Pros

            • Beautiful colors
            • dyes well
            • reasonable price

            Cons

            • 1-2 Knots In Most Hanks

            Best Uses

            • Shawls Tops Scarves

            Comments about 7.00 Flax:

            Knit up beautifully into the Sister Bay shawl pattern. Yarn is as nice as other linen yarn that costs twice as much. Dyed multiple skeins for a friend that came out beautiful. Most hanks did have one, sometimes two knots which sadly seems to be the industry standard.

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