Fibre Content: 100% Mulberry Silk
Yardage: 183m per 100g
MetricCount: 2.5′s NM
YarnWeight: Double Knit / Worsted
£2.95 – £7.80
Silk is famous for it’s shine as well as the way it takes on colour, but if you are looking for a matt effect silk yarn, Avani is it. It is made from the “armour” layer of the cocoon that would otherwise not be used.
The outer “armour” layer of a cocoon is naturally hardened to protect the pupae snuggled inside the softer inside of the cocoon that sliver is made from.
After processing, this fibre is very soft & has a fuzzy feel, giving yarn made from is a fluffy finish This means that the light is not reflected as much, giving it a matt finish.
Avani is a single ply of 2.5’s NM silk, making it great for 4-ply knitting projects. Recommended Needle/Hook size 3-5mm
Ideal for hand knitting and crocheting, this yarn can used for a wide range of knitting projects, hats, shawls and throws, as well garments such as string tops. summer jumpers and boleros etc.
A lovely example of this is the sample dress I have made from it to display at shows. The pattern is Knitty’s Elenka