Saturday, August 20, 2011

Hanky panky

There was yarn dying today - but since you've seen so much of that, I thought I'd share something new.

I mentioned a few posts back that I had purchase some silk hankies - or mawatas - to try some dying and knitting.

Here they are hanging out to dry. Each of those hankies has several layers - this is going to take a while to draft.But I do love the shine.

9 comments:

Lost City Denise said...

Those are GORGEOUS!!!!!

Monika said...

I knew that some spinners buy those hankies, and spin thin silk yarn from it, but how do you knit from it?

Frieda said...

What a fabulous colour !!! can't wait to see what you make with them.

Delusional Knitter said...

Beautiful!!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

So pretty!

Rachelle said...

I've spun from these before and I love the resulting yarn; not quite so keen on the drafting though, really hard on your hands. Haven't tried knitting from them yet, though I know the Yarn Harlot has so it can be done.

Knitting Linguist said...

What gorgeous colors!! I'm finding that drafting and knitting these guys goes much more quickly than I'd thought it would.

Denise said...

They are very pretty.

TheBlackSheep said...

Beautiful!