Our silk/linen yarn is a heavy 2-ply laceweight with a relaxed twist that shows off the luster and drape of both fibers. Soft and lovely to touch and knit with, the yarn still retains a bit of satisfying crispness that belies its vegetable content. The stiff, crunchy—even papery—quality of the flax fiber provides a supporting structure or skeleton for the silk to turn on and envelop in a lustrous cocoon.
The two fibers work together as a unit to form plump stitches that remain airy, so that the fabric density never feels heavy. The lightness of both fibers works wonderfully for large scarves that float beautifully along the body’s curves. The absorbency of the final fabric ensures that these garments remain cool and comfortable in humid summer heat.
Ghillie Fingering Yarn Specs:
- 65/35% Silk/Linen Flax
- approx 735 yards
- 4 oz/113 gr ±
- 6 to 9 sts per inch
- needles size US 1 - 4 (2.25 to 3.5 mm)
- made in the USA
- hand wash
This is an artisan product, so slight texture various may occur between color ways.
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