SILKYFLAX Lace: Approximately 115g/735 yds Tussah silk/linen, 2 ply lace yarn.
These were kettle dyed with hanks stacked between washes of concentrated lime, teal-green and dark purple. At the end a few grains of grey were dropped in the water on each hank. Note that these are highly variegated and hanks from the same batch may be quite different in both intensity and tone even though they all share the same colours, please alternate if using more than one.
This is a light, airy yarn with a gentle silk sheen and a bit of linen “toothiness”. The yarn has a slightly rustic feel and there is the occasional slub in the spin. It has a soft, matte hand and lovely drape and will open up nicely in lace with blocking though it lacks any elasticity or memory. It would be lovely in a summer tank or tee, or a laceweight cardi (be sure to swatch for any fitted knits to account for the linen content). It would be stellar in a summer weight shawl!
Some colours may appear just a little heathered or washed out due to the dye not striking on the linen.
Please be gentle when caking this yarn and hand wash in cool water then air dry flat to maintain optimum colour and texture.