I just completed knitting a hand towel out of this yarn using a free Classic Elite pattern that came with their newsletter. The pattern called for 3 balls, but I only used 2 and have a nice towel measuring 12x21 after machine washing and drying. I did not notice any shrinking, and it came through the wash and dry wonderfully. The texture and color are great!
I am working with this yarn on the popular Color Affection pattern on Ravelry. I know that the yarn and garment will change a lot with washing and blocking. Can't wait til I'm done with the shawl to see what happens! Right now I am in love with the crunchy hand it's got. I wish I could keep that aspect, but the softening will make it more wearable.
I bought 3 colors in this linen to make the ever popular Color Affection that's been going around on Ravelry. It's crisp and the yarn construction is really interesting. I don't know how to describe it. It will soften immensely once I'm done knitting with it, and that makes me a little sad. But the softening of it will add drape, and that's a good thing!
These are beautiful needles, and if you are in the market for the sharpest needle you can get, these are it. I can see a use for them, say a very firmly twiset yarn, but using a yarn that tends to split anyway made knitting with these a headache.