Pure mulberry silk yarn.
Contessa is a pure silk yarn in a variety of solid and variegated colour ways. It is listed as a DK, mainly because of how it knits, it’s weight and length per 100g, however, it is actually a 4ply in that it is 4 strands of silk twisted. However, it knits on anything from a 3.25-4.5mm so depending on the finish you are after it’s really versatile and adapts well to many patterns giving a unique drape and shine that is only achieved with silk. I always recommend knitting a tension square with any of my yarns.
This yarn is extremely popular and no two dyelots are ever the same. I try to keep the images on the site current, but your order may differ slightly to the images shown.
|Name||Contessa Silk Solid|
|Yarn Weight||DK (or 4ply)|
|Length||225m / 246yds|
|Composition||100% Mulberry Silk|
|Tension||22 stitches and 30 rows to 10cms on 4mm needles|