Supreme Suri & Silk - Suri Alpaca / Silk
Fibre: 74% Baby Suri Alpaca / 26% Mulberry Silk Non-Superwash (singles)
Weight: Laceweight / 2 ply / ~ 30 wpi
Meterage: 300m / 328 yards per 50g / 1.8 oz skein
Recommended needle size: 1.5mm - 5.0mm depending on the fabric you require for your project. Please note that all fabric laceweight yields is delicate compared to thicker knitted fabric, 5mm needles will give a very very light & open fabric but the structure will be less robust than the tighter fabric achieved with smaller needles.
This beautiful fibre gives you a bit of everything - a rich core of colour surrounded by the more subtly coloured superfine soft halo, light and delicate laceweight with warmth that has to be felt to be believed considering the fine, floaty fabric it makes. While more delicate than more weighty yarns the silk adds a strength to this in comparison to other laceweight yarns. It’s a genuine pleasure to create with.
While this is a gorgeous luxury yarn all by itself it was made to be used with the More for your money Merino in the Soulmate Collection, and I really recommend you have a look at the swatches to see how beautifully this pair works together, it’s true love.
While we do our best to keep our colours consistent each hand dyed yarn is one of a kind so we advise alternating skeins in a multi-skein project. See FAQs for more information.