Content: 100% Silk
Construction: Fine Kibiso
Suggested epi: Not recommended for warp
Knitting: stiff laceweight; use big needles, as this yarn is very stiff
Country of origin: Japan
Price: $13.00 for 50g skein
"Kibiso" is the first silk that comes off the cocoons in industrial silk spinning. As the sericin-laden floss is being pulled off the cocoon, it is barely twisted and put on drums. From there it is wound into skeins of amazingly stiff, crunchy yarn. You wouldn't want to wear this yarn next to your skin. But if you're looking for something with tremendous body for 3D or sculptural pieces, this yarn has Attitude! The skeins vary slightly in size, but are generally about 50grams, +/- 2 grams.