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Topic: what to make with sari silk yarn  (Read 598 times)
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« on: January 07, 2008 02:00:32 PM »

i just won 3 skeins of sari silk yarn on ebay.here are the particulars:

1/3 kilogram - 11.7 ounces - approx 240 yards)
Each Skein is 100 grams

How the Yarn is Made: Our yarn is the made from the same silk used to make the colorful Saris worn by many women in South Asia. When Saris are made on a mill, the ends of the silk fabric are trimmed off.  To keep this beautiful silk from going to waste, the fibers from the trimmed ends are handspun spun into recycled silk yarn. This cottage spinning industry benefits women's development groups, helping them generate additional income. 
Worsted Weight
Suggested needle size: US 8 - 10,    Metric 5 - 6 mm,    UK/Canada 6 - 4
Gauge: 12 - 16 stitches per 10 cm (3 - 4 stitches per inch

so what should i knit?i thought of making a baby sweater---but there's not enough and i think it is probably too delicate.so i was thinking something for me....any suggestions???
« Last Edit: January 07, 2008 02:01:33 PM by kaybee » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2008 03:32:48 PM »

The Unbiased bag?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2008 04:51:18 PM »

A bag?  As has been suggested, unbiased is good and designed for sari silk yarn....

I wouldn't make baby clothing from it - it doesn't stand up all that well to washing and has to be handwashed only.....

I made a cushion from some (it started out life as a poncho - a sort of rectangular asymmetric one, then I found that I was never wearing it, so sewed up the edges and the hole for the head and it is now a cushion on my computer chair  Grin  because it is on MY chair the kids don't make it grubby so it hardly ever needs washing.....

« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2008 09:12:55 PM »

I second the Unbiased bag (http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTunbiased.html) - it is absolutely (IMO) the best use for this 'yarn'. I do strongly suggest, however, that you do not stop knitting when the pattern says to - it comes out way too small; knit until it is deep enough for YOU.

I also suggest lining it since this yarn has all these little threads sticking out that your stuff can get caught in. My mom lined the one I made my niece (so that it could be from both of us!) and put in a zipper pocket for the billfold or whatever plus a cell phone pocket.

Here is a pic of it:


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