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The sweet dark pink motif shown is made with Fibra Natura Flax yarn #06 raspberry from Universal Yarn. It is 100 percent linen. Linen can feel rather strawlike and "crunchy" at first, but often the more it is used, washed and worn, the more pliable and drapey it becomes. One tip for working with linen is to untwist the hank, but leave it tied. Lay it on an ironing board and hover a steam iron over it. The fibers will visibly relax. Then ball it up as usual. This yarn comes in a hank of 1 3/4 oz/137 yards. This motif was crocheted with a size G/6/4mm hook. The label suggests that a crochet gauge of 20 single crochets and 24 rows will yield a 4-inch-square swatch. This yarn would be terrific for garments and decorative accessories that will not add too much warmth. It is value-priced and comes in a wide variety of bright and natural colors.