50% Swiss Mountain silk, 50% Merino
250 yards (229 meters) per 100 grams
5-6 stitches per inch on US 5-7/3.75-4.5 mm
dyed in a batch of 5 skeins
This has turned out to be quite unique. Firstly, it's dyed with black walnut and pokeberry, our second natural dyed offering. Second, there was a mysterious felting that occurred on portions of the yarn, prompting me to cake and re-skein all five. This was a labor of love that took up most of my Sunday, and one that I really enjoyed.
The yarn is incredibly soft, and the color an utter delight, reminding me of the bronze crayon in the Crayola box from childhood. I don't think it shows up in the photos, but the shine of the silk, coupled with the color, really does put one in mind of something metallic in the most gorgeous way possible. On top of that, it now has an incredible texture, not quite thin/thick, but more smooth/pebbled. It's amazing!
Every inch of every skein has gone through my hands twice, and oh boy, do I want to knit something with this yarn again! It pairs splendidly with our last batch of Beautiful DK, An Infinite Storm of Beauty, causing me to start looking at colorwork patterns. Have you seen Ghost Horses by Caitlin Hunter?