One of our most popular blends, this combination is the ideal introduction to luxury fibers. A blend of 80% fine Merino with 20% natural tussah silk is a joy to spin.
Tussah is a wild silk with a beautiful natural honey color—it is lustrous and strong. Merino, the king of wool, is supersoft and lofty. This marriage complements each fiber's weakness, creating a yarn with good combination of memory, stitch definition, drape, and a subtle sheen, and is suitable for a wide range of fine luxurious fabrics and lacework. It is a particular favorite of lace knitters that want the softness of Merino and the strength and stitch definition of silk.
Available in 10 colors plus natural white. This fiber takes acid dyes beautifully, and it is extremely popular with independent hand-dyers. The difference in the way that the two fibers take dye creates beautiful subtle color variations.