BKD Silk Strings: hand-dyed merino silk single-ply yarn fingering weight. Color: Milky Way
BKD Silk Strings is my favorite yarn base! It combines the sturdiness of merino wool with a lustrous silk sheen. Fabulously takes up color making it possible to blend all color combinations. It also looks beautiful held double on bigger needles, or with mohair silk as accompanying fiber. You cannot go wrong with this yarn for any project, summer or winter. Use it for shawls, light sweaters, boleros, camisoles, or anything your heart wishes. You will wear pure luxury on your shoulders or around your neck.
NEEDLES: Knit on 2 – 4 mm knitting needles, or go for bigger ones, for that modern, airy look. Basically, all wool 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 more skeins.
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 touch of the wool washer. Generally, wool does not require extensive washing as the smell does not hold on to the wool fiber. Therefore it is enough to wash it as little as needed, once a year 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.
Content: Merino SW 70% Silk 30%
Weight: 100 gr Length: 400m/437yd