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A C Wood (Speciality Fibres) Ltd 15 Bradford Business Park, Kings Gate, Bradford, BD1 4SJ, United Kingdom.

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Sport Weight 70% Linen 30% Mulberry Silk Yarn 1 x 100g HANK

Sport Weight 70% Linen 30% Mulberry Silk Yarn 1 x 100g HANK

Ref: LINSILKS

Composition: 70% Linen 30% Mulberry Silk Yarn
Metric Count: 12/36 Nm
Yarn Weight: Sport Weight, 12 ply construction
Meterage: Approx 300m (320 yards) per 100gm hank
Origin: Linen - Belgium, Silk - China

Description

A luxurious yarn, with beautiful drape, for the warmer months. The Belgian linen is of high quality and is wet spun to soften and smooth the linen fibres and produce a very strong and even yarn with a natural sheen. Combined with the mulberry silk, the final yarn is smooth and lustrous. As with all linen yarns, this yarn just gets more supple each time it is handled and washed. Good for knitting, crochet and weaving.

Three Different Dye Effects
Depending upon the dyes used, you can obtain a range of dye effects very easily.
Dyers used to dyeing wool and other animal fibres can also use the same acid dyes on this linen/silk blend. Just dye as for a wool/silk mix. The silk takes the dye and the linen remains undyed resulting in a marled effect.

If fibre reactive dyes are used and the yarn is dyed in the same way as plant fibre yarns, both the linen and silk take up the dye. With a single pigment dye, a uniform colour is obtained. If multi-pigment dyes are used, the silk and the linen often take up the dyes differently resulting in a two tone yarn. We recommend minimising the time the yarn is exposed to the soda ash (fixitive) to maintain the lustre of the silk.

Knit this yarn on 2.5mm (US 1.5) needles for a denser (not see-through) fabric, for t-shirts or sweaters, or use larger needles or hooks for more airy items such as shawls and cover ups.

5 x 100gm hanks = 500gms total

Suggested Needle/Hook Sizes and Gauge:
Recommended Needle Size: 2.5 - 4mm needles (US 1.5 - 6) and D - G hook.
Gauge (stocking stitch): 28sts x 36 rows over 10cm/4 inches on 3.25mm (US 3) needles

Care Instructions:

Hand wash using a gentle detergent, ideally below 30°C, avoid wringing and twisting. Dry flat out of direct sunlight, do not spin or tumble dry.

Price: 14.18

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