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silk hankies for spinning or knitting (matawa)

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100% silk matawa for use in spinning or knitting.

This package weighs .9 oz/27 grams.

If knitting mittens, I recommend 1-3 packages depending on whether you want fingerless gloves or mittens a long cuff.

This listing is for one package.

From a cat-friendly home.

All silk hankies are shipped first class mail if in the US.

The most popular silk hankie knitting and spinning tutorials are available from

http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/archives/2011/02/02/mine_mine_all_mine.html
http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/FEATsilkhankies.html
Knitting with Silk Hankies href="http://www.youtube.co/results?search_query=knitting+with+silk+hankies&aq=f" target="_blank".

You’ll find a number of tutorials available from many independent dyers as well.

My tips for those new to knitting silk hankies.

Use a sugar scrub or something similar and lotion prior to beginning
working with your project.
Always store your project and silk separately.
Use plastic bags or tissue paper to wrap your project and silk hankies
on.
I find it’s better to draft it initially about arms width apart and then draft more as
I go because otherwise you’ll have sock a long continuous thread that
it will be hard to work with. Rolling it up on itself will make it stick
to itself.
You can make it thinner as you go.
Look up different joining methods!
If you live in a warmer climate than Canada, Minnesota or northern New
England, consider making a DK weight fiber rather than a worsted
weight fiber. You’ll need less yarn for your project and it won’t be
so crazy warm!
Alternate using one hankie from the bottom with one from the top. (You
can always divide the packet into two and do this as well to get two
similar mittens.) Also alternate from packet to packet to blend a new colorway!
Consider lining them by knitting a mitten liner or using stretch gloves
to avoid having them stick to your hands all the time.

silk hankies for spinning or knitting (matawa)


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