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Cattail Silk


Cattail Silk

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Spun and dyed in Japan, Cattail Silk has a wonderfully earthy texture and a casual spin speckled by little nubs of color. It is made of 100% mulberry silk, renowned for its beauty, strength, and superior quality, and its distinctive texture comes from spinning three plies of just the noil, which are the short fibers left after the silk is carded or combed. The result is a lighter drape than most silks, a more subtle shine, and an offhanded elegance. With its bitty donegals and varying texture, Cattail Silk is always compelling to knit! Its gauge ranges from fingering to sportweight, perfect for wraps and sweaters, and at over 600 yards per skein, you’ll hardly ever need more than a handful. Choose from a beautiful bouquet of colors, each named from Japan's list of traditional, time-honored colors. Please note that a few of these colors may run a little bit. If you're knitting a darker color with a lighter one, please consider setting the darker yarn's dye to prevent bleeding. Check out our Re-fixing Dye Tutorial for tips on how!

Product Details

  • Content

    100% mulberry silk

  • Weight

    100 grams (3.5 ounces)

  • Length

    Approximately 618 yards (565 meters)

  • Gauge

    6-7.5 stitches per inch, fingering weight

  • Suggested Knitting Needle

    US 2-5 (2.75-3.75 mm)

  • Suggested Crochet Hook

    C-F (2.75-3.75 mm)

  • Recommended Care

    Machine wash cold, tumble dry low

  • More Info

    Made in Japan

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Tiny Tucks Top Pattern Download

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Ainur Berkimbayeva‘s Tiny Tucks Top requires 2 (2, 2, 2, 2) (3, 3, 3, 3) skeins of Purl Soho’s Cattail Silk to fit an actual chest circumference of 32-35 (36-39, 40-43, 44-47, 48-51) (52-55, 56-59, 60-63, 64-67) inches, with 2-5 inches of positive ease. Pick your favorite color above and add the PDF to your order!