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This listing is for two hanks of 50% silk, 50% merino 4-ply dk-weight yarn. Each skein weighs about 3.4 ounces and is about 350 yards, for a total of 6.8 oz (195 grams) and 700 yards. This yarn is extremely soft, with a nice sheen. Additional quantities are available, or you can buy a single skein - see my other listings or convo me. Click here to see all my yarn, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NorthcottWilson?section_id=5596925

The color of this silk/merino yarn is a lovely off-white eggshell or ivory - it is not a bright white. You can use it as is, or dye it to the color of your choice. I recommend size US 3-5 needles; dry clean or hand wash separately in cold water and lay flat to dry.

In the interest of full disclosure, unlike my recycled yarns, this silk/merino yarn is not a fair trade item. In the past I limited myself to fair trade organizations, but that prevented me from obtaining certain types of eco-friendly yarns whose processing requires machinery typically owned by large factories. I selected this particular Chinese factory because of their progressive attitude regarding women in the workplace. Most Chinese factories that I worked with in my prior career as a fashion designer were staffed largely by young Asian women who had no opportunity for career advancement; all management positions were held by men. The factory that produced this yarn has female executives.

The shipping rates quoted below are for USPS First Class. For a small additional fee, I can ship via Priority Mail (within the US, Priority Mail for this item would cost $4.90). International buyers: convo me for a shipping quote if your country is not listed below, if you prefer Priority Mail, or if you want to buy multiple items.

Stored in my smoke-free, cat-friendly studio.

700 yards Merino and Silk Blend Yarn, 4-ply, Undyed, 6.8 oz, 195 grams