SURI SILKis a decadent, soft, lovely lace-weight yarn often used in conjunction with another yarn to add a little fluff and softness. Suri Silk is often used as a substitute for mohair, for those who cannot tolerate mohair against their skin.
Fiber Content: 74% Baby Alpaca 26% Silk
Gauge: single stranded, a size 1-3 US needle works well. 2-strands of Suri Alpaca, a size 5-6 needle works well.
Weight/ Yardage: 50g/328 yards/300 meters
Hand washing with wool specific soap is recommended. Lay Flat to dry.
The garment should be washed separately. For machine washing, we recommend that all wool garments be washed separately on a wool program, to ensure the gentlest treatment. Centrifuge well and dry the garment flat, preferably on top of a towel. Never use a laundry bag when washing hand-knitted wool garments. This creates friction that can cause the garment to felt.