So I swatched the Lino for the Shetland Shawl Dress and it is just stunning! My gauge is a little off, but I think going up a needle size would throw it off further, and I'm quite happy with the fabric as it is now. Plus it is going to be a store sample, so technically doesn't need to fit anyone.
Even after just one wash, the yarn has softened noticeably. As much as I want to go and cast on, I am resisting because the Regency Shawl gets priority for now (and that still has a very long way to go).