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Sparrow (Quince & CO)

100% organic linen / made in Italy

Fingering weight 168yd [155m] / 50g

6 sts /inch on size us 3 [3.25 mm] needles

Humans have used linen to make textiles for millennia, perhaps as far back as 30,000 years ago. And for good reason. Linen is very durable and comfortable to wear, especially after it has been broken in. It also has a subtle sheen that we love, and it is wonderfully airy in the spring and summer months.

Fine linen is not grown in commercial quantities in the US, so Quince & CO went to the heart of historic linen production, Belgium, to find the finest quality GOTS-certified organic linen we could find. Flax, the plant from which linen is derived, is a hearty crop that generally needs few pesticides, little water, and little to no fertilizer. We chose organic fiber to ensure that there were no toxic chemicals used at any point, from growing to processing to dyeing, and that the workers along the way are treated fairly.