Fiber: 50% Mulberry Silk, 50% Tussah Silk
Length / Weight: 200m / 100g
Suggested needle size and gauge for stockinette: US 6 / 4mm; 20st / 4″
Hand wash only
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Hand Maiden Swiss Mtn. Mulberry Tussah
Two great silks with a spunky little twist! This yarn pairs an enchanting play of light and softness: mulberry silk (the white silk made by caterpillars feeding only on mulberry leaves) is plied with tussah silk (the wild-crafted golden-hued silk created by caterpillars feeding only on oak leaves). Because each is a different color and also a different length (mulberry is a much longer fiber), the silks absorb dye and reflect light quite differently. The result practically sparkles – another great “un-wool”!