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DK and heavier weight silk yarns

These yarns are mill spun and steam set (for a balanced yarn) for us from finer silk. This yarn retains the gorgeous colours and the truly silky feel of the lace weight but gives the extra weight needed for some garments. The 8/28 is simply 4 strands of 2/28NM, whilst the 32/120 is actually 4 strands of 2/120 cobweb weight twisted together then 4 of THOSE strands twisted together again, which gives a wonderful cable texture. Similarly the 20/60 is twisted from 5 plies of a 2/60NM yarn (which we also sell) with two plies of THAT then twisted together, again giving a cabled texture - the 40/120s are actually 4 plies of 5 plies of 2 plies of 1/120s and so on...

plus now and then we add a few more unusual silk yarns... details on their individual listings


36/120NM, dk wt, silk r33 steel blue

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Mill twisted for us from 18 (6x3 construction) strands of 2/120 silk...

Length: 540 Yards.
Net Weight: 150 Grams
Item Price incl postage $22.00
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36/120NM, dk wt, silk r33 sandy shore

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Mill twisted for us from 18 (6x3 construction) strands of 2/120 silk...

Length: 540 Yards.
Net Weight: 150 Grams
Item Price incl postage $22.00
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36/120NM, dk wt, silk r33 golden straw

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Mill twisted for us from 18 (6x3 construction) strands of 2/120 silk...

Length: 540 Yards.
Net Weight: 150 Grams
Item Price incl postage $22.00
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dk wt, silk r33, scarlet red

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Mill twisted for us from many strands of fine silk

Length: 540 Yards.
Net Weight: 150 Grams
Item Price incl postage $22.00
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24/80NM dk wt silk faro

The 24 really fine strands in this yarn make it very flexible but a little duller than some silks, nice color though.. note that we call this a dk based on its yardage but the denser nature of silk yarn means our dk silks feel more like a fingering weight or similar..

Length: 550 Yards.
Net Weight: 150 Grams
Item Price incl postage $22.00
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dk wt silk corn yellow

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These yarns are all made from many fine strands double twisted together, such as 2/100 cobweb weights twisted 5 x 3, so they drape well with a lovely lustre.. note that we call this a dk based on its yardage but the denser nature of silk yarn means our dk silks feel more like a fingering weight or similar..

Length: 540 Yards.
Net Weight: 150 Grams
Item Price incl postage $22.00
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dk wt silk wheat

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These yarns are all made from many fine strands double twisted together, such as 2/100 cobweb weights twisted 5 x 3, so they drape well with a lovely lustre.. note that we call this a dk based on its yardage but the denser nature of silk yarn means our dk silks feel more like a fingering weight or similar..

Length: 540 Yards.
Net Weight: 150 Grams
Item Price incl postage $22.00
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dk wt silk ice green

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These yarns are all made from many fine strands double twisted together, such as 2/100 cobweb weights twisted 5 x 3, so they drape well with a lovely lustre.. note that we call this a dk based on its yardage but the denser nature of silk yarn means our dk silks feel more like a fingering weight or similar..

Length: 540 Yards.
Net Weight: 150 Grams
Item Price incl postage $22.00
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dk wt silk pale toffee

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These yarns are all made from many fine strands double twisted together, such as 2/100 cobweb weights twisted 5 x 3, so they drape well with a lovely lustre.. note that we call this a dk based on its yardage but the denser nature of silk yarn means our dk silks feel more like a fingering weight or similar..

Length: 540 Yards.
Net Weight: 150 Grams
Item Price incl postage $22.00
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dk wt silk nut

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These yarns are all made from many fine strands double twisted together, such as 2/100 cobweb weights twisted 5 x 3, so they drape well with a lovely lustre.. note that we call this a dk based on its yardage but the denser nature of silk yarn means our dk silks feel more like a fingering weight or similar..

Length: 540 Yards.
Net Weight: 150 Grams
Item Price incl postage $22.00
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18/60NM, dk wt, silk happy grass

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Mill twisted for us from 9 (3x3 construction) strands of 2/60 silk...

Length: 540 Yards.
Net Weight: 150 Grams
Item Price incl postage $22.00
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36/120NM, dk wt, silk r33 silver moon

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Mill twisted for us from 18 (6x3 construction) strands of 2/120 silk...

Length: 540 Yards.
Net Weight: 150 Grams
Item Price incl postage $22.00
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36/120NM, dk wt, silk r33 green moon

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Mill twisted for us from 18 (6x3 construction) strands of 2/120 silk...

Length: 540 Yards.
Net Weight: 150 Grams
Item Price incl postage $22.00
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36/120NM, dk wt, silk r33 fools gold

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Mill twisted for us from 18 (6x3 construction) strands of 2/120 silk...

Length: 540 Yards.
Net Weight: 150 Grams
Item Price incl postage $22.00
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36/120NM, dk wt, silk r33 milky choc

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Mill twisted for us from 18 (6x3 construction) strands of 2/120 silk...

Length: 540 Yards.
Net Weight: 150 Grams
Item Price incl postage $22.00
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36/120NM, dk wt, silk r33 green fir

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Mill twisted for us from 18 (6x3 construction) strands of 2/120 silk...

Length: 540 Yards.
Net Weight: 150 Grams
Item Price incl postage $22.00
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36/120NM, dk wt, silk r33 dark olive

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Mill twisted for us from 18 (6x3 construction) strands of 2/120 silk...

Length: 540 Yards.
Net Weight: 150 Grams
Item Price incl postage $22.00
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36/120NM, dk wt, silk r33 dull laurel

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Mill twisted for us from 18 (6x3 construction) strands of 2/120 silk...

Length: 540 Yards.
Net Weight: 150 Grams
Item Price incl postage $22.00
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36/120NM, dk wt, silk r33 dull olive

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Mill twisted for us from 18 (6x3 construction) strands of 2/120 silk...

Length: 540 Yards.
Net Weight: 150 Grams
Item Price incl postage $22.00
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3/7.8NM, super dk wt, noil silk grey multifleck (u293)

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Mill twisted for us from noil silk singles, these yarns have a dry but soft texture, will make light but warm garments

Length: 420 Yards.
Net Weight: 150 Grams
Item Price incl postage $22.00
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18/20NM chunky weight viscose yarn, off-white, 500g cone

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100% viscose rayon (NOT silk), knits beautifully, soft and silky, and on a 500g cone as it is so thick..

Length: 600 Yards.
Net Weight: 500 Grams
Item Price incl postage Pris: $50.00
Your price: $25.00
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9/28NM, dk wt, noil silk avocado

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Mill twisted for us from noil silk singles, these yarns have a dry but soft texture, will make light but warm garments

Length: 500 Yards.
Net Weight: 150 Grams
Item Price incl postage $22.00
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9/28NM, dk wt, noil silk gold

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Mill twisted for us from noil silk singles, these yarns have a dry but soft texture, will make light but warm garments

Length: 500 Yards.
Net Weight: 150 Grams
Item Price incl postage $22.00
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9/28NM, dk wt, noil silk ecru

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Mill twisted for us from noils silk singles, these yarns have a dry but soft texture, will make light but warm garments

Length: 500 Yards.
Net Weight: 150 Grams
Item Price incl postage $22.00
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4/15NM dk wt tussah silk ecru (box 304)

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Mill twisted for us from some tussah singles..

Length: 610 Yards.
Net Weight: 150 Grams
Item Price incl postage $22.00
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12/30NM heavy dk wt silk black schappe spun (box 214)

schappe spun yarn

Length: 490 Yards.
Net Weight: 150 Grams
Item Price incl postage $22.00
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3/7.8NM, super dk wt, noil silk ecru

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Mill twisted for us from noils silk singles, these yarns have a dry but soft texture, will make light but warm garments

Length: 420 Yards.
Net Weight: 150 Grams
Item Price incl postage $22.00
Quantity:
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3/7.8NM, super dk wt, noil silk lt ginger

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Mill twisted for us from noils silk singles, these yarns have a dry but soft texture, will make light but warm garments

Length: 420 Yards.
Net Weight: 150 Grams
Item Price incl postage $22.00
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3/7.8NM, super dk wt, noil silk brown mix

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Mill twisted for us from noil silk singles, these yarns have a dry but soft texture, will make light but warm garments

Length: 420 Yards.
Net Weight: 150 Grams
Item Price incl postage $22.00
Quantity:
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3/7.8NM, super dk wt, noil silk lt blue

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Mill twisted for us from noils silk singles, these yarns have a dry but soft texture, will make light but warm garments

Length: 420 Yards.
Net Weight: 150 Grams
Item Price incl postage $22.00
Quantity:
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DK and heavier weight silk yarns

These 8/28 NM dk weight, give about 580 yards per cone or 1,750 yards/lb. The 32/120 give about 620 yards and 1,870 yards/lb and the 20/60NM and 40/120NM yarns give 490 yards per cone (ie a little thicker) and about 1,500 yards per lb. You should get a gauge of about 20-24 stitches in a 4 inch swatch with US 5-6 or 3.75-4mm needles - see our articles on knitting and washing these yarns in our knowledge base sections


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