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Habu Textiles

Silk Stainless Steel (a-20)

  • This special yarn has a core of stainless steel wrapped in silk! The steel gives the yarn a memory.  You really have to experience it.  Your fabric will stay in it's intended shape until you straighten it out.

    Possibly easier when knit with 2 strands, however a lace stitch in a single strand is mesmerising.  

    Works fine as a warp yarn for weavers, but it is a bit tricky. If you are just starting weaving with it, use as a weft yarn first.

    4-5 cones will make whole knitted garment!

  • Ingredients:
    69% Silk
    31% Stainless steel

    Length:
    277m (311yd)

    Weight:
    14g

    Gauge:
    Lace
    Needle size: 2.75 - 5mm (US 2 - 8)

  • Why?

    Do we bother to take so much time and labor... actually weaving or knitting when there are so many good machine woven fabrics or knit wears? They are durable, inexpensive...

    Why?

    Because we must stubbornly believe all the care our actual hands give to each and every process of making a length of fabric creates something more than just a "look."

    It may be subtle, but you know when you wear and touch. You know when that fabric ages with you. You feel the thought of that person, who made it for you.

    We carry “slow” materials, not flashy, not necessary pretty, not cheap, not easy, but those that will give a soul to the fabrics.

    We would like to offer you the best and unique, rarely available. It took us many trips and years to discover & cultivate them. You do not have to do that. They are here.

    I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Colour
22 navy
19 charcoal
1 white
2 black
3 grey
4 brown
6 ocean blue
10 dark brown
11 fuschia
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