Root Sizing Silk is made of flat/parallel plied silk thread (10 strands to be exact), that is coated in Konyaku (vegetable root) sizing to protect the fiber as it is worked, which gives it a ribbon like look. When we worked with Root Sizing Silk it felt something like working with a paper-linen-ribbon yarn that is somewhat stiff and may be a little crunchy-like. But the real surprise for this yarn comes after it has been washed in warm water with mild soap. This is when the sizing washes out and the yarn becomes soft, feels great next to skin and drapes beautifully.
Root Sizing Silk may seem like a plain yarn but has a beautiful sheen and once washed it turns into something different and even more so unique and lovely. It also works perfectly as a warp yarn.
If you would like to try this yarn for a small project we would recommend a 3 skein scarf for something unique and beautiful.
Instead of the stainless steel, this one is bamboo wrapped in copper wire. It will have the same effect as the other stainless steel yarn, and will create a three dimensional fabric. There is a very subtle glow to the yarn because of the color of the copper. One cone will make a large scarf. A few cones will make a garment.
Extremely fine silky ramie. Beautiful as a warp and weft yarn for weavers, but also for lace knitters. It adds more depth to the color when you carry a few strands of different colors together. Simple garter stitch will create a wonderful three dimensional fabric.
Like linen or wool stainless steel yarns, the core is stainless steel and silk is wrapped around it. Because of the stainless steel, there is shape-memory in this yarn. 4-5 cones will be sufficient for a knitted garment.