BKD Pure Silk: Pure Mulberry Silk Hand-Dyed in Berlin, 400m in 100g. Color: Fig
BKD PURE SILK is a lustrous and soft yarn base beautiful for any project. You can hold it together with mohair silk to give it that special "halo" or glow. Held double gives a higher gauge and endless possibilities for fading, marling, or stripes.
Particularly suitable for My Favourite Things Knitwear Camisole and other light fingering weight projects
NEEDLES: Suggested 2.5 - 5mm needles, depending on the look you'd like to achieve. Basically, all yarn can be knitted on all needles. The choice is yours, but take time to check your gauge. This is essential.
COLORS: All colors are dyed by me in layers to give them shade and depth using a special method I developed in my home studio in Berlin. Each skein of hand-dyed yarn is unique, it is hardly possible to replicate the process fully, even when established and repetitive. Therefore, I suggest ordering bigger quantities from the same dye lot (listed skeins) or contacting me before ordering if you need bigger quantities for one project.
STABILITY: I am dyeing with professional colors that I mix to a certain ratio for a particular tone, fade, or nuance in my studio. These colors are proven and stable over a longer period of time, even after washing. However, be aware that all colored garments, even the industrial ones, fade with time, so some changes are expected, depending on how you care for your garment and how often you wear it.
BLEEDING: I wash my yarn extensively to avoid bleeding but stay aware it may bleed slightly after the first washings until the color is fully exhausted.
CARE: I hand wash my knitted garments with a sprinkle of wool or silk washer. Generally, wool and silk do not require extensive washing as the smell does not hold on to the fiber. Therefore it is enough to wash it as less as possible, once a year even, or less, and to air it after every wearing. Just place it on a balcony, in the garden, or any place with natural airflow and let it air for a while. Please, be aware that silk has almost no memory, so do not stretch garments and accessories made of this fiber more than necessary.
Content: 100% Mulberry Silk
Length: 400m Weight: 100 gr