Exquisite cruelty-free silk with fine tweed!
Tussah Tweed is a unique and highly sought-after yarn with delicate tweed flecks and exceptional stitch definition. It is made from the cocoons of wild butterflies that are allowed to emerge before the silk is processed, making it a cruelty-free alternative. Initially, Tussah Tweed may feel slightly rough, but it becomes increasingly soft and supple with each wash and wear. As a result, it is ideal for both hand knitting and machine knitting, weaving, and embroidery.
Composition: 100% silk
Weight / yardage: 1.8 oz (50 g) = approx. 273 yds (250 meters)
Recommended needle size: US#0-2 / 2-3 mm
Gauge: 24 sts = 10 cm
SURI SHIRT: This is one of the projects that you can knit with the Tussah Tweed. This pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry!
The Suri Shirt is an oversized, boat neck, drop shoulder style short sleeve shirt. A timeless classic design that every wardrobe needs. It is constructed from the top down, and it is worked flat and in the round in stockinette stitch. The Suri shirt features slits on each side of the waist and classic 2 x 2 ribs around all edges. Two length options are included in the pattern, standard and slightly cropped. Choose your size based on how much ease you prefer. Read the pattern all the way through before you begin.
Bust circumference including ease XS 98, S 108, M 115, L 120, XL 130, 2XL 135, 3XL 145, 4XL 150, 5XL 160 cm, approximately XS 38½”, S 42½”, M 45¼”, L 47¼”, XL 51¼”, 2XL 53¼”, 3XL 57”, 4XL 59“, 5XL 63”.
Featured in dark blue-gray mix color (standard length) size M on a 93 cm / 36½” bust, and khaki (cropped length) in size S on a 93 cm / 36½” bust.
26 stitches by 34 rows = 4” x 4” (10 x 10 cm) using size US 2.5 / 3.00 mm needles in stockinette stitch after washing and blocking.
24 - 26 stitches for 2x2 ribbing using US 1.5 / 2.50 mm after washing and blocking.
Note: be sure to note your gauge swatch before and after blocking, Tussah Tweed silk grows a bit after washing.
Approximately 150, (175), 200, (200), 225, (250), 250, (275), 300 grams of BC Garn “Tussah Tweed”, 50 grams = 250 meters / 275 yards, featured in color 045 (dark blue gray mix) and 031 (khaki).
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