Superkid Silk | Handmaiden
- HOW IT'S MADE
- PROJECT IDEAS
Hand dyed right here in Halifax, Superkid Silk is a scrumptiously soft and fluffy yarn made of mohair and silk. And there are so many things you can do with this yarn! Hold it single stranded for a delicate light-as-a-feather fabric, or double stranded on larger needles. You could also pair it with either a solid yarn like this merino, or a matching colourway in this BFL yarn!
CONTENT: 70% Find Kid Mohair, 30% Silk
TEXTURE: Fluffy mohair wrapped onto shiny silk core
UNIT WEIGHT: 50g
METERAGE: 400 meters (437 yards)
NEEDLE SIZE: 2mm-3mm (US 0-2.5)
GAUGE: 32-28 stitches & 40-32 rows = 10cm/4"
WRAPS PER INCH: approx. 32
WASHABILITY: Hand wash, and lay flat to dry
This yarn is a custom blend designed by Handmaiden, and hand dyed in their studio right here in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Handmaiden designs all their colourways, and employs emerging artists and recent graduates like textile artists, painters, and illustrators who have a natural affinity for combining and mixing colour. Read more about Handmaiden's brand vision here.
Superkid silk is such a versatile yarn, you can knit it on it's own to create super lightweight but warm garments and accessories, or hold it with a base yarn to add a beautiful colour-changing halo to your project. Holding variegated yarns like this double stranded can also bring out the most beautiful colour shifts in the variegation. We also love adding a strand of mohair to our wool socks - it makes them warmer and stronger!