Content: 100% Bombyx Silk
Construction: Upcycled Sari Silk, handspun
Units: 100g skeins (approx); skein sizes vary. We'll do our best to match your requirements; please allow a variance of +/- 5g.
Suggested epi: not recommended for warp
Knitting: Fingering weight; recommended needle size: 2.5mm and up, depending on knitting tension desired
Country of origin: India
This yarn is not available on cones.
This is the Empress of our handspun Recycled Sari Silk yarns. She is the refined, regal version. She's still got texture a-plenty, but she's got a certain grace. This yarn has a luscious, heavy drape, and takes dyed splendidly. It has great variation along its length - thick /n thin, and areas with more/less silk fibre texture. Be aware that there are occasional coloured fibres spun into the yarn; they're usually easy to pick out if you like. The yarn is handspun, and handwound into skeins. Due to the super-slow, hands-on nature of this yarn, expect variation between skeins. Skein sizes vary greatly; we'll do our best to get as close as possible to your requirements.