Contessa Silk Solid

(1 customer review)


Pure silk yarn in a choice of solid and variegated colour ways, hand dyed in India. These are the colours currently in stock. We do not accept back orders because we can never guarantee that colour ways will be the same twice. However, they can be dyed to order so if you want something particular then please get in touch.

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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.

NameContessa Silk Solid
BrandShreya Silk
Yarn WeightDK (or 4ply)
Length225m / 246yds
Composition100% Mulberry Silk
Tension22 stitches and 30 rows to 10cms on 4mm needles

Additional information

Weight N/A
Contessa Silk Colours

07 Pewter, 08 Purple, 11 Electric Blue, 13 Rose, 22 Royal Blue, 23 Claret, 24 Black

1 review for Contessa Silk Solid

  1. Drop Dead Gorgeous

    Love it!! Beautiful yarn, beautiful colours. True to gauge. Easy to knit. What’s not to love!

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