Custom Handspun Merino Wool and Silk Blend yarn
Custom Hand spun Luxury Yarn 85% Merino Wool and 15% Tussah Silk handspun to your exact specifications.
I will 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.
Merino Wool & Silk Blend Handspun
The Gaywool Dyed fiber I use for this yarn is a 85/15 merino/silk blend. It is a lovely blend of Tussah Silk and multiple colors of 22 micron Merino wool. The fibers are lightly blended giving a beautiful variegated shade effect. This line is produced by Gaywool in Australia and distributed in North America by Louet North America, However it is no longer available to order. I do have a significant “stash” which should last us all for a bit. There will still be some colours that Louet continues to carry even when the Gaywool colours run out.
(* Sorry, the colour in the photos – Mango – is now sold out)
The fiber comes in a top which is a combed preparation. I have developed a technique that I love to use for this yarn which add a lot of air and loft while keeping the fibers relatively parallel to produce a semi worsted yarn with lots of downy softness, loft, warmth and bounce.
Each skein of yarn is meticulously spun by hand in my home studio on my Louet S45.
I really LOVE this yarn. It is my personal favorite both to spin and knit with. It feels just heavenly going through your hands while working with it and is such a pleasure to wear. It is buttery soft and excellent for next to the skin. It is especially suitable for knitting for baby. It would be lovely spun in a lace weight for a scarf or a lightweight shawl, in Sport, DK or Worsted weight for sweaters, hats and mitts, gloves, scarves, neck warmers, blankets or shawls. A very good all purpose luxury yarn suitable for everything from lace to bulky sweaters. It’s even suitable for socks but let me know when you order and I will put lots of twist in to make it strong.
Patterns Designed Using this Yarn:
A natural protein fiber, Silk is an all weather fiber, warm and cosy in winter and comfortably cool is spring and even summer…. More about Silk
A natural protein fiber, Wool is probably the most popular choice of fibers when warmth, weather proofing and durability are desired. Wool is warm and cosy in winter and if certain finer breeds are chosen it can be comfortably cool is spring and even summer.
Wool is warm, even when wet, absorbs moisture and takes dyes very well although it also comes in many different natural colours. Wool which has been carefully washed will still contain some of the natural lanolin. Lanolin is very good for our skin and adds a degree of weather proofing to our hand knits…… more about Wool
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.