A beautiful and unusual silk and mohair yarn, Faery Wings is a combination of a single ply of shiny silk wrapped with a strand of fluffy mohair and nylon to create a yarn with a wonderful handle and luxurious drape.
Made with 69% Mulberry Silk, 22% Mohair and 9% Polyamide, Faery Wings is put up in 50g hanks with 175m/191yds per hank and is available in 13 shades from semi solid to variegated.
Despite the textured appearance of Faery Wings in the hank, the yarn knits up into a smooth and even fabric with luxurious drape and a soft halo, as shown in the swatch on the right.
This blend of fibres means the yarn takes the semi solid and variegated hand dyed shades with a unique depth and intensity.
Recommended needle size: 3.5mm
Gauge in stockinette stitch
Before washing: 26 sts and 34 rows to 10cm/4in square
After washing: 24 sts and 33 rows to 10cm/4in square
Care instructions: Handwash cold and dry flat
Swatch knitted in Faery Wings #12 Sherbet on 3.5mm needles