Custom Handspun 50% Camel 50% Silk yarn
Custom Hand spun 50% Camel down and 50% Tussah Silk handspun to your exact specifications. I would like to work with you to insure that your new yarn will be just right for your planned project.
I have made up this chart of Guidelines and Standards for common yarn weights to help you choose your weight and yardage.
Camel Down and Silk Blend
This handspun yarn is a really special yarn. It is a blend of fine Baby Camel down and silk. As all of my custom yarns it is carefully and lovingly handspun in my home studio on my Louet S45, specifically for your order. Therefore you may order as many skeins as you need for your project. No more scrambling to find something small to knit just because you bought a one-of-a-kind skein of handspun.
Because the camel and silk handspun is not overblended you get the slubs of silk shown in the photos giving the yarn and project made with it such a wonderful texture.
The fiber has been combed into a top and hand spun by a semi worsted method into a fine yarn. The resulting yarn is so super soft. A very luxurious yarn that feels heavenly to work with and stands up to wear better than a simple camel yarn would because of the silk component.
If you need a thicker yarn try holding 2 stands together.
This yarn is suitable for wearing next to the skin and is especially suitable for knitting for baby as well as lace projects. It would be lovely spun in a lace weight for a scarf or a lightweight shawl, in Sport, DK or Worsted weight (try 2 strands of a lighter weight for worsted projects). Use it for sweaters, tops, hats and mitts, gloves, scarves, neck warmers, blankets or shawls, baby sweaters and baby blankets… almost anything you can dream up..
The camel fiber in this yarn is from the downy undercoat of the camel gathered when camels molt … More about Camel Fiber
Silk is continuous strands of filament formed by the silk worm while spinning it’s cocoon. The silk worms, which feed on … More about Silk
Please use a gently wool wash such as “Soak”. The yarn or garment made from this yarn may be hand washed in lukewarm to cold water. Gently squeeze out excess moisture, roll in a towel to release more moisture and lay flat to dry away from direct heat and sun.