Thursday, July 20, 2006
It did turn out somewhat loose, but I don't mind at all (it isn't as if the holes are large enough for fingers to poke through) and I think that is the nature of the beast. Linen just isn't as sproingy as either wool or cotton, so the fiber doesn't puff out to fill in the holes. I think if you managed to get the knitting tight enough to eliminate most of the holes, you'd also lose the nice drape of the fabric the linen brings.
Yes trust the yarn. I haven't washed mine yet but my LYS had a swatched that had been washed several times and it was much softer.