Silk hankies

No, I don’t mean I have been making hankies out of silk.  Silk hankies are one preparation of silk that you can spin.  But apparently it’s an intimidating kind of preparation, because I’ve had these few silk hankies for years without attempting it.

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At the Guild weekend away, I decided to try it.  I peeled one of my little stack and pulled it into a long loop, then attenuated it until it seemed about right, and then I spun a single.

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The single was so fine that I didn’t finish and had to bring the rest home to finish the job.  Even three plied, this is quite a fine yarn, and there isn’t much of it.

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But it’s pretty!  And not too difficult… and perhaps that is good, because I have been gifted more of these, undyed, by a friend at the Guild.  So perhaps I could dye them and spin some more… you just never know!

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8 responses to “Silk hankies

  1. so pretty …. french knitted into tube would make a very nice necklace


  2. the amazing things I learn about here!
    : )


  3. Susan

    I also have not done much with silk, caps or otherwise…….so nice job!
    French Knitted, will have to look that one up!
    Happy New year!!


  4. Susan

    OK, spool knitting. Never heard it called French Knitting!


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