65% spun silk, 35% baby camel
838 yards (766 meters) per 100 grams
$48 per 100g skein - dyed in a batch of five skeins
This yarn base is naturally colored a very rich tan due to the camel, and is shiny due to the silk. I'd been gazing at photos of lovely dried roses, and felt that this particular yarn would be a perfect canvas upon which to express those ethereal and evocative shades. I am so pleased with the dusky, dusty rose, slight pink, warm tans and other hues that wind their way through the strands. This would play well with cream and vanilla, as well as deeper rose and burgundy shades.
I want to introduce everyone I meet to the versatility of lace. You don't have to knit lace to use laceweight yarn. Double it up to make fingering weight, or quadruple it to make DK. If you have a swift and ball winder, it's as easy as making the first cake single, then take the inside and outside ends and re-cake once or twice. Ta-da! You can also run a strand of lace with any other weight to make it more interesting and unique.