I've started my first linen knitting project, a reversible feather and fan scarf. I've heard that linen is rough to knit with, but softens up when washed. So I'm trusting in that advice, although it does indeed feel like knitting with twine. But it doesn't hurt my fingers (yet!) and so far I like the look of it! I'm guessing it will be a lot more drapey and loose once washed and blocked, which will make it a perfect luxurious scarf for spring and I cannot wait to finish it!