SILKYFLAX Lace: Approximately 115g/735 yds Tussah silk/linen, 2 ply lace yarn.
These were kettle-dyed a bright mottled pink/magenta/hot pink using all my bright pink dyes. Then they were speckled with fuchsia, hot pink, bordeaux, yellow, red, caramel and a bit of grey. The hanks are not twisted prior to speckling so coverage is more random. This is a highly variegated colourway and each hank is slightly different. Oink Ponk you ask? My two most common typos when I am writing “pink” ;)
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.