Couldn't resist it but dont' t know what to do with it

scottly's picture

I found this stuff in a little shop in Jerome, AZ. It's silk fibers that have been swept up at a silk mill in Nepal and then spun into yarn. No two balls are the same color so you have to integrate by knitting 5 or 6 rows with one ball then changing to another. I was orignially going to knit neckties but it's hard for me to work it with any thing smaller then a #7 needle which is a little big for necktie stitches. So I don't know. I have eight balls of it so if anyone has any thoughts pass 'em on.


MasonM's picture

Personally, I don't think

Personally, I don't think you'll like the stuff at all. Just send it all to me and save yourself the grief :D


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scottly's picture

Ha, ha. And deprive you of

Ha, ha. And deprive you of a trip to Jerome, AZ. I'm sure it would be a lovely drive from FL and well worth the trip. :)

BuduR's picture

I have a bunch of this stuff

I have a bunch of this stuff and I love it. I'm going to knit up a sleeveless turtleneck with it.

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fuzzed's picture

The most common things I've

The most common things I've seen made with the recycled silk yarn are bags and scarves. From a quickie Google search I found two free bag patterns specifically for the recycled silk. Knitty's Unbiased and the Himalaya Tote from Knitting Daily. I've also seen other things like shawls, various cozies like for iPods or cameras, caps, wristwarmers, and pillow shams. I've even seen vests and sweaters made with it, but the success of projects like that seems iffy to me. I've yet to see one that looks like it'd be worth wearing.