Nepal Hand-Spun Recycled Sari Silk Yarn 1 Ball 6-8 oz
1 Large Hand-spun Balls of recycled silk sari yarn. Each ball is over 6 - 8 oz. More than 150 yards
No two balls of yarn are the same. Each item you knit will be one-of-a-kind. It is recommended that you alternate skeins in order to achieve a more even effect. Cold-water wash, lay flat to dry.
Suggested needle size is US 7 through 13 (Although this yarn can be knit on the smaller needles, larger needles will result in a softer finish with a nice drape.) The picture is a representation of the yarn you will receive but are not the actual skeins themselves.
It sheds, its twist is uneven, it doesn't have much "give"; every skein is different and there are no dyelots available. And those are just a few of its strong points. On the other hand, it is 100% silk, its colors are positively and amazingly vibrant, and every skein is different. This yarn is not for the faint of heart or the fussy fiber worker. Those who live in ordered rows and exact gauge will be frustrated working with this yarn. As with other silk yarns, you may choose to air this out prior to using or wearing it. In addition it should be wound in to balls very carefully to ensure that the delicate fibers stay woven in. Ah, but the artist, the adventurous knitter/weaver/crocheter - the experimenter, will be richly rewarded with this tempermental and ultimately satisfying yarn, making truly unique items that will garner touches and compliments. Your purchase of this yarn helps to support women's development groups in Nepal who produce unique fiber arts products in their spare time in their own homes. This work provides additional income to support their families and improve their lives. Women's cooperatives and cottage industries in Nepal import silk sari remnants from garment production in India that is then handspun in gleaming silk skeins. Many of these women are Tibetan refugees or have been abandoned or widowed with families to support. Using their traditional skills they are able to create vibrant, textured yarn in a endless array of color ways. Create something beautiful and help support these women's efforts.
1 Large Handspun Ball
1 Large Sari Silk Ball
1 Large Sari Silk Ball
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I saw sari yarn a year ago at a fiber festival, and had been kicking myself for not trying it. When I saw this reasonably priced large ball, I decided it was a good time to try it. I'm using Tunisian, and I am blown away by everything about this fabulous fiber find. I will be buying a LOT more! If you are looking for fine, evenly spun yarn for a delicate finish, you don't want this, but if you want a bit of challenge and funk, you've found it with this. The shipping cost was reasonable, and the speed of delivery added to the experience, also. This is totally fun; thanks a million!
Well you've got to give them points for honesty. It's a nightmare but beautiful. They warned me before I purchased so I went into it knowing what I was getting into. I appreciate the candor. I'm a novice knitter. This stuff is for more experienced knitters. Did I say it was gorgeous and unique?
Loved the colors in the yarn. I was able to use one ball for my project, which turned out beautiful! Definitely will purchase again, when I have another project.
The authorised South African distributor of this product is under no obligation to honour the manufacture's guarantees/warranties or to provide after-sales service.
Please note that this item is imported from the USA, and is designed to be used in the USA. In addition, if the unit is powered it will come with a US plug and an adapter/transformer may be required. Please click here for more information on power requirements, or check with us if you are unsure or need any assistance!
Please also note that certain items cannot be imported, these include Alcohol, Animals, Batteries, Flammable Materials, Currency, Food, Furs, Chemicals, Explosives, Medications, Plants, Seeds, Supplements, Pressurized Cans, Tactical Equipment, Vitamins, Weaponry and Weaponry Accessories. In these cases, the item and information is displayed for reference purposes only. If you are not sure if we are permitted to bring an item, please send us an e-mail with a link to the item to confirm.
Please also ensure that you are ordering the correct item for your particular application as returns to the USA are costly. Product reviews are also provided for most of our items, which can give you a good idea for possible things to look out for and the quality of the item. By clicking Add to Cart, you are confirming that the item is correct and you accept the conditions listed here.