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Cobweb and Lace weight silk blends, and sparkle yarn

The cotton/silk/merino blend yarn is wonderfully soft and silky, spun by Natural Fantasy of Italy..


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Cobweb and Lace weight silk blends, and sparkle yarn

The 2/28NM lace weights give 2,300 yards per cone or 7,000 yards/lb. You should get a gauge of 45-50 stitches in a 4 inch swatch - see ouyr artlicles on knitting and washing these yarns in our knowledge base sections the yardage for other yarns is individually listed


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This shawl was woven using a network drafted pattern on 24 shafts, with a 4-shaft rosepath initial instead of the traditional 4-shaft twill initial. The warp is 2/28 Nm silk hand-dyed in 29 colors...
When I was making the shawl, it struck me that some folk might not want to make such a large item. I therefore made a neckerchief using the tip of the pattern.... Several relatives got these last...
This shawl was made for Yarn Forward. I used 3 strands of the silver grey lace weight. It knitted up very easily, and I did not get any splitting of the strands. Kerrie asked me to do a big tria...
This is a close-up of the pattern, which I describe as almost a smocked effect. The diamonds are formed by ties of yarn, rather than crossing.
This is a sweater I designed (with the help of Sweater Wizard), using 2 strands of 2/28 smooth silk, plus one strand of cashmere/lycra. The combination caused a little loss of lustre on the silk,...

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