We love Leizu Fingering by Julie Asselin! Not only is it dyed and spun in Canada, Julie’s colourways are always perfect, and the 90% superwash merino / 10% silk blend makes it ideal for a huge range of projects. The name for this yarn 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.
If you’re thinking about using Leizu Fingering in your next project, we have a handy guide to using hand dyed yarn here.
Content: 90% SW Merino, 10% Silk
Yarn weight: Fingering (14 wpi)
Gauge: 7-8sts = 1"
Needle size: US1-1½ / 2.25-2.5mm
Yardage: 420 yards / 385m = 115g
Care: Machine wash in cold water
*Images depict colourways only. Yarn base may differ.