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Shibui Silk Cloud

This luscious yarn is a blend of 60% kid mohair and 40% silk. Lustrous and soft, it features a lot of yardage. Fabulous on its own or knit along with either Cima or Pebble, also by Shibui.

Featuring 330 yards in each skein, it is recommended knit at a gauge of 20 sts/4 in on US 7.

The orange poncho below uses one strand of Silk Cloud and one strand of Cima. It is flattering on a range of shapes and sizes - open at the bottom like a poncho but with a ribbing at the cuff of each sleeve to hold fabric around your arms when you lift them, this garment is sort of a hybrid between a poncho and a sweater! The pattern is free with the yarn purchase. It is not an inexpensive garment to knit....($195)...but if you consider the Cost Per Wear (you will wear this so often, it will in the long run be a garment of less "cost per wear" than probably many another garment you have knit that was less out of pocket to begin with, but you didn't wear as much!)

The Chevron Shawl shown in blue below is so light to wear and yet cozy and soft! Using 1 skein each of Silk Cloud and Shibui Lunar, the alteration of these yarns creates a dense and then sheer design for a smashing effect!

For a cowl, scarf or shawl, knit the Silk Cloud alone. But for a garment that you want a bit of drape and density to, you can't go wrong matching a strand of Silk Cloud with ANY of the other Shibui yarns!

If you are looking for other colors in a silk-kid mohair blend, be sure to check out Debbie Bliss's Angel and Plymouth's Kid Gloss.

Yarn Price: $23.25/sk

 

 

ivory, silver, tar, mineral

this is the new color for spring 2018 - shore

Silk Cloud is on the right (the skein pictured left is shore but in Reed linen)

brick, pollen, cove, suit, velvet

the photo above showing the 3 same colored skeins together is "cove" and is a better representation of the true teal than the "cove" in this photo which looks more green than it is (probably because it is sandwiched between the pollen and suit!)

imperial, blueprint

(pictured is both silk cloud on left and Cima, on right)

Color