Dandoh Silk+ is a unique combination of mulberry silk with a little spec of colors and mercerized cotton. "Silk +" is soft, light, and very comfortable to knit and wear. Silk + wears like a dream and has marvelous drape. There are two variations of this yarn in the line, the "Silk", and "Silk+ Tonal". They are plied with the same fibers, but have different textures because of the different dye processes. The Silk+ is created with silk threads that are dyed individually first then plied together maintaining their original nubby, raw silk type yarn. Finally, these dyed and plied silk threads are plied twice with the cotton threads. In the Silk+ Tonal variation, the silk threads are plied together first then dyed creating a smooth yarn. Finally, these plied and dyed silk threads are plied with the cotton threads. As a result, the “Silk+ Tonal” yarn feels thinner and has more drape than the “Silk+” yarn even though they are the same weight and provide the same gauge when knit or crocheted.
Fiber Content: 76% mulberry silk, 24% mercerized cotton
Yardage: 227 yards/50 g
Gauge: 21 sts per 4” on US 6 (4.0mm)