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a yarn worth trying

October 27, 2012

the yarn is not so mysterious

the sizing seems to have been removed with the dyeing process

there are 3 individual threads , but not spun together

they looked like they could be reeled and they are flat, not round, like any other silk I’ve used

tested for weaving, it is strong and soft

and nice for knitting, on 2.25 mm needles!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. October 28, 2012 11:53 pm

    Oh, Jean, I love the little loom! I remember a teacher making me work with one of those, many many years ago. I haven’t seen one since then, where coould I buy one or find a pattern to make myself one?


    • October 29, 2012 8:20 am

      Blandina – they are called a “Weave-it loom” and are no longer manufactured. Look at for info. they came in different sizes, mine is 4 inch square. Velma makes one by hammering fine finishing nails into a piece of wood. They are available on ebay all the time.


  2. October 28, 2012 3:08 pm

    Amazing! I would never have guessed. It does take up the colours beautifully.


  3. October 27, 2012 5:48 pm

    Very pretty! A little like raffia, but much nicer.


  4. October 27, 2012 5:17 pm

    ooo, excellent. i thought it might be similar to the alchemy yarn, and it is, except i couldn’t find it in natural, got their STRONG and raucous colors because i had no choice and had to have some. i used some in a bookbinding project for caliban press, too.


    • October 27, 2012 6:10 pm

      Velma – the natural colour is a soft, misty silver grey
      Kristin – it is very fine and even with the sizing it is light and soft. no raffia there.


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