Just a quick note for my past customer’s reference (As well as making sure I remember this too! 😉 )
One thing that I felt needed doing for a long time is giving the yarns I sell a more consistent set of pretty names.
A few are staying the same (After all, Recycled Sari Silk is known as that universally, regardless of who is selling it!), but most of the others I am renaming because the old name was either a bit clunky, was meaningless or it sounded too similar to another yarn’s name.
So, as my silks generally comes from India, I’ve picked (mostly) Sanskit words.
As I’m also going to be revising the patterns (both free and paid-for) to match, as well as updating Ravelry, I thought handy table for translation would be required for people with existing patterns & yarn labels!
|Previous Yarn/Thread Name||Yarn Weight & NM||Approx Yardage/100g||New Yarn/Thread Name|
|2/20’s Weaving Thread (Spun Silk)||Lace (2/20’s NM)||915||Saliga|
|2/60’s Weaving Thread (Spun Silk)||Cobweb (2/60’s NM)||2750||Jalika|
|Aleena – “Silk of Heaven” (Spun Silk)||4-Ply (8/20’s)||200||Manjula|
|Duke Double (Spun Silk)||Aran (2/3’s NM)||137||Samraj|
|Duke (Spun Silk)||Double Knit (3’s NM)||255||Rajgan|
|Duke – Beads/Sequins (Spun Silk)||Double Knit (3’s NM)||150||Embellished|
|Duke Fine (Spun Silk)||4-ply (4’s NM)||320||Rani|
|Dupion (Reeled Silk)||Sport (8 plies of 20-22Denier)||400||Dupioni|
|Filature (Reeled Silk)||Lace (4 plies of 20-22 denier||800||Filature|
|Kohinoor (Unused Sari Weft)||Aran (1’s NM)||80||Kohinoor|
|Maharaja (Spun Silk)||Lace (3/15’s NM)||730||Kiran|
|Pulled Recycled Sari Silk (Reclaimed Sari Fibre)||Double Knit (3’s NM)||150||Tweeded Sari Silk|
|Recycled Sari Silk – Single & Multicolour (Reclaimed Sari Fibre)||Aran (1’s NM)||90||Recycled Sari Silk|
|Roving Silk (Spun Silk)||Double Knit (2.5’s NM)||183||Avani|
|Sari Silk Ribbon Yarn (Fabric Strip)||Super Chunky (~1″ fabric strip)||~25||Sari Ribbon Yarn|
|Swan (Spun Silk)||Sport (2/7’s NM)||366||Hamsa|
|Throwster’s Waste Yarn (Spun Silk)||Double Knit (2.5’s NM)||250||Throwser’s|