Content: 90% Superwash Merino, 10% Silk
Yarn weight: Worsted
Gauge: 18-20 sts = 4”
Needle size: 4-5 mm / 7-8 US
Yardage: 200 yards / 185m = 115g
Care: Machine wash in cold water
Feels like: Smooth, soft, slightly drapy
Use for: Garments, accessories, shawls, etc.
Project Suggestions: Look at our Cardigans or Pullovers Inspiration Boards on Ravelry.
The biggest in the Leizu family, Leizu worsted is a 90% superwash merino / 10% silk blend in a sweater-friendly gauge. 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.
If you’re thinking about using Leizu Worsted in your next project, we have a handy guide to using hand dyed yarn here.