Content: 90% Superwash Merino, 10% Silk
Yarn weight: DK
Gauge: 22 sts = 4”
Needle size: 4 mm / 6 US
Yardage: 260yds / 238m = 115g
Care: Machine wash in cold water
Feels like: Smooth, soft, slightly drapy
Use for: Garments, accessories, shawls, etc.
Project Suggestions: See below - we have lots!
Leizu DK is the same great yarn as Leizu Fingering and Leizu Worsted but in a DK gauge! Spun and dyed in Canada by the amazing Julie Asselin, the colours, texture, and knit-ability of Leizu DK is all we want in a yarn.
The name is inspired by Leizu, a legendary Chinese empress who, according to legend, discovered silk and sericulture when a silk worm’s cocoon fell into her tea. Because it’s a hand dyed yarn, we recommend that you buy enough for your project - we may not be able to get the same colour, and there are no dye lots.
Tracy’s knit a Winterberry Vest from our favourite book, Knits About Winter in Leizu DK. We also recommend knitting from the Campside series of patterns using Leizu DK - especially the Campside shawl.
If you’re thinking about using Leizu DK in your next project, we have a handy guide to using hand dyed yarn here.
*Images depict colourways only. Yarn base may differ.