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This yarn has a stainless steel core, surrounded by silk.
The stainless steel enables the yarn to retain memory of shapes! It will stay in that shape you mould it in until you straighten it out. It's gorgeous for making jewellery.
It is easiest if you knit this yarn in 2 strands, however a lace stitch in a single strand is beautiful.
Works fine as a warp yarn for weavers, but it is a bit tricky, so if you are just starting to use this yarn, go as a weft yarn first.
Dry Clean and/or handwash only.
content: 69% silk, 31% stainless steel (core)
yardage: approx. 311 yds. (277 m)
unit size: 1/2 oz. (14 grams)
suggested epi for weaving: 30
suggested needle size for knitting: 2.75-3.25mm (US no. 2-3)with 2 strands
suggested needle size for crochet: 2.75-3.25mm (held double stranded)