Sometimes you get the chance to work with a yarn that’s so lovely you know you’re going to use it for something special. SilverSpun Silk from Feel Good Yarn Co. is one of those yarns. Made with a combination of cotton, silk, silver & nylon, this uber-soft yarn works up into fine lace fit for special events. In particular, SilverSpun Silk is begging to be worn as a bridal shawl or christening garment. Read on for the specs, recommended patterns and pros and cons I found knitting and crocheting swatches with this special yarn. Don’t forget to scroll all the way down for lots of lovely photos of the yarn, as well as a pattern, project bag and yarn giveaway!
The Yarn: Feel Good Yarn Co. SilverSpun Silk
Colorway pictured: Natural
Skein details: 800 yards / 4 oz. / 70% Combed Cotton, 17% Tussah silk, 6% Silver, 7% Nylon / All colors are hand dyed using only natural dyes.
Knitting needles: US 2, 2.5 mm / 34 stitches & 38 rows over 4 inches
Crochet hook: US 00, 3.5 mm / 30 sc & 38 rows over 4 inches
Cons: Well, if you’re impatient with tiny needles & hooks, this fine yarn works up slowly. Perhaps it’s my own preference, but I was more frustrated by crocheting at this fine gauge than knitting.
Pros: It’s really gorgeous. I am looking forward to making beautiful, flowing lace projects with this yarn! SilverSpun Silk comes in 11 great colors – can you imagine working colorful lace with this stuff?
Pattern ideas: The Top Notched Shawl would be lovely knit in this yarn. If you work with a smaller hook, you could crochet up a wee formal handbag using SilverSpun Silk and the Grab ‘n Go Purse pattern along with some demure handles.
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This is an especially great giveaway this month! Feel Good Yarn Co. has generously provided a skein of their gorgeous SilverSpun Silk yarn, a drawstring project bag, PLUS a copy of the one-skein Kotiri Shawl pattern for this prize pack. Enter while you can – the giveaway closes next week!