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Choose "Recycled Silk" from Himalaya Yarn for a 100% silk, multi-textured, multi-colored yarn. From the industrial weaving mills of India, the fibers are handspun in Nepal, and supports a cottage industry of independent spinners. Therefore, no two skeins are alike and the random color combinations vary widely. Himalaya Yarn recommends you alternate skeins throughout your multi-skein projects in order to achieve a balanced effect.

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About This Yarn
 BrandHimalaya [www]
 DistributorHimalaya Yarn [www]
 Made InNepal
 Yardage80 yds.
 Weight100g
 Yarn Weight Heavy Worsted
 Fiber Content Silk
 Texture Fuzzy
 Gauge (st. /4 in.)14
 Needle Size(s) 10 US (6mm)
 Availability Currently Produced
 MSRP$12.00
 CareHand Wash in Cold Water & Dry Flat.

Colors
Currently Produced Colors

1: Random Colors
(Multi-Color)

1: Random Colors
(Multi-Color)


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Projects
 

Himalaya Bias Scarf
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Himalaya Lacy Top
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Himalaya Rainbow Shrug
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Recycled Silk Poncho
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Recycled Silk Triangle Purse
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Tibet Silk Poncho
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Reviews & Comments
susanknits
san francisco, California
7 Posts
  Thursday May 11 11:33:14 AM PST
This yarn makes the most gorgeous, striking scarves!!! I personally think it is too heavy to make a sweater out of (would sag) but think of bags, belts, trim... Every skein is COMPLETELY different so you either must like random colors or make sure your project uses only one skein of yarn.

shani
gujranwalaPAKISTAN
1 Posts
  Sunday June 18 1:13:29 PM PST
hi i am ahtsham insari from pakistan . i am a businessman. i already have a business of clothes and now i want a deal you of ( mixed yarn ). i want to purchase a whole container. please guide me how can i purchase from you. give me your rates , telephone no's and web addresses. ahtsham insari st no 4 abadi meer muzaffer jinnah road gujranwala punjab pakistan +923006482565 +923014692797 +920554232273

ciranhi
Bluffton, South Carolina
1 Posts
  Monday July 10 1:08:26 PM PST
I just purchased a number of skeins of this on ebay (I already hear the groans). I would note for others looking that this yarn is not nearly as soft as Mango Moon's recycled silk yarn is. It also appears that a single skein of Mango Moon has 125 yards, compared to a skein of Himalaya's, which is less. I share this information as an FYI, with no intended criticism of either yarn.

kitten on the keys
Ridgecrest, California
8 Posts
  Thursday June 14 4:25:26 AM PST
I have made an absolutly beautiful shawl out of this yarn. The only problem is that the yarn smells very musty. I finally solved this by rinsing it and adding rose oil in the rinse water. The yarn is quite thick and slippery so weaving in ends was a little difficult and they tend to pull out, a smaller needle may have solved this problem.

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