Yarn weight: Fingering (28 wpi)
Gauge: 20 sts = 4”
Needle size: 2.5-3mm / US 1-3
Yardage: 273yds / 250m = 50g
Feels like: Soft, almost cottony, but shiny like linen.
Use for: All season garments, shawls.
Project Suggestions: Tracy's made two Ranunculus with Tussah Tweed, or check out our BC Garn Inspiration bundle on Ravelry!
For the ultimate in affordable luxury knitting fibres, we like to suggest people try using silk! Tussah Tweed is a 100% tussah silk fingering weight yarn - tussah silk is known for its strength and rich golden hue and is also humanely harvested from wild silk months.
Tussah Tweed is, as the name suggests, a tweedy yarn flecked with small colourful neps, giving your finished garment, shawl or accessory a wonderful depth. Tussah Tweed is wonderful for knitting, but we also like it for machine knitting, weaving, embroidery, and lace. When blocking, always use a detergent suitable for silks and/or use a little vinegar in the rinse water.
* A note on colour names: There are four discontinued colours on this list. Their names begin with 'tt.' Please ensure you purchase enough for your project if choosing these yarns!