100% Mulberry Silk - Jackalope - DK/Light Worsted Weight - ~250m/100g hank - Mom! I ate ALL the candy!
Ever been to a Holi Festival? Imagine every color in the rainbow thrown about in glorious abandon. This yarn color is an explosion of vibrant color! And "vibrant" is an understatement.
This yarn color was named by Kathy Mansbery.
We name all our silk yarn bases after jackalopes from around the world. The Jackalope species has become naturalized to the Southwestern United States, though they are likely descendants of jackalopes brought over by immigrants from various European areas. Southwestern jackalopes are generally on the large size and follow the form of the jackrabbit. Various subspecies of jackalopes have either pronghorn antelope horns or those of the native Mule deer. The jackalope is known for its sense of humor and ability to throw its voice, often mimicking cowboys singing around campfires. Their favorite beverage is American whiskey. However, care should be taken when encountering a wild jackalope as they are also known to be fierce protectors of their territory and mates. The milk of female jackalopes can cure most illnesses, even cancer, though any attempt at extracting said milk could be deadly.
Our Jackalope base is 20/2 spun silk. That means there are 20 strands of silk stranded together in 2 plies. The Jackalope base is 4 plies of these strands twisted together in a DK/Light Worsted Weight (3). Each 100g hank is approximately 250m and is best used on 3.75mm-5.5mm needles, or the size best suited to your project. The texture is bright, shiny, and lustrous.
This yarn is perfect for everyday projects, including shawls, Irish crochet, lacy clothing, stuffies, and other projects requiring a DK/Light Worsted weight (3) gauge yarn.