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This listing is Reserved for Maggie, please don't buy it if you're not her.
This listing is for three hanks of 50% silk, 50% merino 4-ply dk-weight yarn. Each skein is about 3.5 ounces and 350 yards, for a total of 10.5 oz (300 grams) and 1050 yards. This yarn is extremely soft, with a nice sheen. Additional quantities are available, see my other listings or convo me if you need more for your project.

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.

Don't be alarmed by the loose ends sticking out! It's not discontinuities, several strings were tied loosely around this yarn before it was twisted into a skein - if you wish to dye this yarn before use, the strings will help keep the yarn from tangling while you undo the skein and soak it (you'll want to clip off the strings before ball-winding).

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.

RESERVED FOR MAGGIE, 1050 yards Merino and Silk Blend Yarn, 4-ply, Undyed, 10.5 oz, 300 grams