A beautiful and unusual silk and mohair yarn, Faery Wings is a combination of a single ply of shiny silk wrapped with a strand of fluffy mohair and nylon to create a yarn with a wonderful handle and luxurious drape.
Despite the textured appearance of Faery Wings in the hank, the yarn knits up into a smooth and even fabric with luxurious drape and a soft halo, as shown in the swatch pictured. Swatch knitted in Faery Wings #12 Sherbet on 3.5mm needles.
This blend of fibres means the yarn takes the semi solid and variegated hand dyed shades with a unique depth and intensity.
Fibre:69% Mulberry Silk, 22% Mohair and 9% Polyamide
Colour Characteristics: Hand Dyed in 13 shades from Semi-solid, Solid color, Tonal, Variegated
Texture: Plied with a halo
Yardage: 175m per 50g hank
Recommended needle size: 3.5mm
Gauge in stockinette stitch:
Before washing: 26 sts and 34 rows to 10cm/4in square
After washing: 24 sts and 33 rows to 10cm/4in square
Care instructions: Handwash cold and dry flat
Important note regarding the colour of this yarn: This product has been hand dyed in skeins and is therefore full of subtle variation. To ensure overall consistency in the appearance and colour distribution of your knitting or crochet project, we strongly suggest you work from two balls of yarn at once, alternating a few rows from each ball.