The warmer weather is here, and with it comes an exciting new yarn from the incredible Miss Babs. For those of you that have been looking for a hand-dyed wool-free yarn, you’re going to swoon over Damask!
Damask is a flowing, lightweight blend of silk and linen, perfect for summer tops and accessories. The silk is sleek and smooth, punctuated by the less uniform linen fibers. The yarn has a 4-ply construction to create a balanced fabric. Like all yarns with this fiber content, Damask has very little memory or bounce, but excellent drape.
Damask has a slightly heathered appearance, as the dyes are only taken up by the silk, not the linen. This brings the lovely depth of color found in hand dyed yarns to this wool-free option!
The yarnistas are excited to cast on flowy summer tops and soft, lightweight shawls!
- Fingering weight
- 65% cultivated silk, 35% bleached linen
- 420 yards / 100g
- 7-8 stitches per inch knit on US 1-3, 6-8 stitches per inch crocheted on US B-E
- Hand wash, dry flat
We are currently hosting a trunk show of these garments and accessories at the shop!
Abria by Bonnie Marie Burns
This drapey cardigan with lace details is an elegant layering piece over dresses and tops.
Anker Tee by PetiteKnit
This classic summer tee design features a bold and flattering textured yoke detail.
Alewan by Susanna IC
Evocative of summer breezes, Awelan is a lightweight tee with a flattering A-line shaping and just a touch of pretty lace. The Damask sample is modified to be cropped, the original has a hi-lo hemline.
Desert Rain by Janina Kallio
This one skein shawlette drapes beautifully in this linen and silk yarn!
Damask is also wonderful to weave with!