Cotton Silk Tweed
Silk and cotton fibres come together in a perfect yarn for 'Fair Isle' knitting, the timeless tweed texture that is a must-have this summer. Ideal for multi-coloured, braided and diamond knitting, jacquard, openwork, which come to life in classically elegant garments.
**You will need only 3 balls of this yarn to make a sweater with a chest size of 42"/105 cm.
Our recommended tensions for Silk Tweed –
22 sts and 30 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 3.75mm needles – therefore knits to an 8 ply but using 3.75mm needle.
23 sts and 31 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 3.50mm needles – firmer fabric but a nice fabric.
Depends on what you are making and which fabric you prefer.
Weight: Lightweight DK / 8-ply
Texture: Nubby / Tweedy
Fiber: Cotton (90%), Silk (10%)
Needles: 3.25mm (2.5 US) (11 UK) - 4 mm (4 US) ( UK)
Hook: 3.25 - 4 mm
Balls: 100g; 280m (306 yds)
Care: Hand wash, Iron (cool), Do not tumble dry, Dry flat
Styles: Tweed colours