Recently, I shared my overview review of some spring and summer yarns that are available from our friends at WeCrochet. If you missed it, check it out HERE. One of the yarns included in that overview was Lindy Chain, a cotton/linen blend yarn. Today I’ll be doing an in-depth review of WeCrochet’s Lindy Chain to help you learn more about this yarn before deciding if it’s the one for you.
This yarn was provided to me free of charge in exchange for my honest review.
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Before we get into our yarn review, let’s go over the yarn label information so we know what we’re talking about here:
WeCrochet Lindy Chain Yarn:
- Current Number of Colourways Available: 26. Check them out HERE.
- Fiber Content: 70% Linen/30% Pima Cotton
- Weight: 1 (Fingering)
- Package Size: 50g
- Yardage: 180 yd / 164 m
- Suggested Hook Size: 2.25 – 3.5mm (B – E)
- Suggested Needle Size: 2.25 – 3.5mm (US 1 – 3)
- Crochet Gauge: 21 – 32 scs = 4″
- Knitting Gauge: 7 – 8 sts = 1″
- Care: Hand Wash/Dry Flat
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Check out the video review of WeCrochet Lindy Chain yarn:
For the review of Lindy Chain, I had the colours Blue, Navy and Linen to check out. I love these colours together and the combination of the three just screams summer top to me. The colours are bold and beautiful and there were no issues with colour transfer with the dark colours as I worked.
Lindy Chain is a chainette construction yarn, meaning that the strand is made of little chains instead of your standard plied yarn strand. This gives your stitches a unique stitch definition. There were no issues with splitting or anything while I crocheted with Lindy Chain, it just felt like it took forever since it’s on the smaller side of the fingering weight yarn scale.
Honestly, this yarn isn’t the softest while you’re working with it. It feels ok in the ball but once you start working with it, it starts to feel almost waxy. I did a crochet swatch of basic stitches to take it for a test drive, using a 3.5mm crochet hook and the swatch was a bit stretchy, particularly in the taller stitches and had that overall waxy feel. Now, Lindy Chain is comprised of 70% linen so that is not unusual but if you’re not aware of it at first it may turn you off and you may find yourself discouraged. Linen is known for softening up as it’s washed/worn so I have high hopes for this yarn after a few washes. If it washes up like the CotLin yarn from WeCrochet does, it’ll be an absolute dream. (Find my review of CotLin here and learn why it’s my favourite yarn for spring/summer). So just keep that knowledge in the back of your mind as you’re working with Lindy Chain. It’ll get better.
Without having been able to wash a swatch of this yarn yet, I’m eyeing this yarn for projects like crochet bags, hats and other accessories. I know a lot of designers use this yarn for crochet garment patterns so maybe I’ll give it a shot for that at a later date, after I’ve washed up some swatches and seen what the results are. For now, I have other favourites I’d rather use.
Thanks for checking out my yarn review. Have you tried Lindy Chain yet? What did you think? What would you make with it? Let me know what you thought in the comments below!
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