Habu Textiles Silk Stainless yarn was originally designed for, and used as, an industrial yarn to create oil filters! Now they are available as weavers, knitters, and artists yarn! The core is stainless steel, and silk is wrapped around the core. Because of the stainless steel, there is memory in the yarn. You can create something unique and special! Twist it around! It will stay in that shape unless you straighten it out.
It is easiest if you knit this yarn in 2 strands, however a lace stitch in a single strand is also beautiful. If you work in 2 strands you will be able to see slight variegation in the fabric. Habu A-20 works fine as a warp yarn for weavers too! It is a bit tricky so if it's your first time trying it use it as weft first.
item #: A-20 or A-21 1/20 silk stainless steel
content: 69% silk, 31% stainless steel (core)
yardage: approx. 310 yds.
suggested dpi for weaving: 30
suggested needle size for knitting: US no. 2-3 with 2 strands