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Knitting a Cowl with Silk Hankies


These luscious squares of silk aren't for blowing your nose--and not just for spinning or felting! Matawa silk squares, aka silk hankies, are made from opened silk cocoons that have been stretched on a square frame. Make of many fine layers, silk hankies can be separated, pulled into yarn, and knit -- with no need for spinning! The resulting fabric is light, shiny, and has a lovely drape. In this class, we'll dive into knitting hankies, starting with a bit about silk and its properties, to pulling hankies into yarn, and getting started knitting a cowl.

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable knitting in the round
Skill Level:
Advanced Beginner
Stephanie Shiman
Saturday, 11/16/2019
Materials Required:

  • Frabjous Fibers Hand-Dyed Silk Hankies
  • approx. 175 yards of DK or worsted weight yarn, preferably a tonal wool yarn to provide a non-distracting contrast to the variegated silk.
  • US size 9 (5.5mm) 16" circular needles (or double pointed needles, if preferred) or whatever size needle the DK or worsted weight yarn calls for

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