Fiber Content: 70% Superwash Extrafine Merino, 30% Cultivated Silk
Care Instructions: Handwash
Honored as the Goddess of Silk, the mythical Empress Hsi-Ling-Shih is said to have discovered silk when a silk cocoon fell into her cup of hot tea and unravelled, revealing a long, delicate thread.
A blend of wool and silk, this yarn has the best of both worlds. Even though there is only 30% silk in this base, Ling still has lots of lustre. The wool portion of the yarn, along with the twist the mill gives the fibers, provide a lot of elasticity. The cultivated silk seems to add some extra strength to the yarn strands so this yarn is more durable than most of our lace weight yarns.
This yarn takes colors almost as boldly as Selene but the addition of silk adds an extra luster that Selene doesn't have.
Below you'll find some examples of colorways dyed on Ling but this yarn, like all of our yarn and fiber, is available in ANY of the colorways listed in the Colors section of our website.