This delightfully drapey favorite combines 50% silk and 50% merino into a single-ply DK yarn that is absolutely a treat to knit and a joy to wear. The combination is soft, smooth, and itch-free even on the most sensitive skin- absolutely wonderful for garments, scarves, and other next-to-your-skin items. The silk content gives the yarn a bit more weight and drape than a pure merino, and a slight sheen that is absolutely gorgeous. Great for accessories, shawls, garments, cables, colorwork, textured stitches, and lace.
Be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project since each bag is a different dye lot, and skeins may vary from bag to bag.
- 50 g / 150 y per skein
- Gauge = 5.5 st/in on US 6 needle
- 50% Baby Merino, 50% Silk
The picture does not do justice to this depth of color in 430 Smoke, particularly in clear daylight. Likewise the texture is very pleasing. I had one project in mind when I made my purchase, but am now reconsidering my options to find stitches that will best show off the play of color.