70% spun silk, 30% royal alpaca
816 yards (746 meters) per 100 grams
$46 per 100g skein - dyed in a batch of 5 skeins
Although this appears to be the quintessential Valentine's Day choice, I've seen it paired up with a variety of other colors that take it from everyday to the sublime. Don't hesitate to run a strand of lace in with one of your other yarns. Not only does it bump up the weight, it makes your project totally unique in all the world.
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.