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.
Content: 90% SW Merino, 10% Silk
Yarn weight: Worsted (9 wpi)
Gauge: 4-5 sts = 1"
Needle size: US8 / 5mm
Yardage: 200yards / 185m = 115g
Care: Machine wash in cold water
*Images depict colourways only. Yarn base may differ.