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Start with wonderfully comfortable cotton, add durable, shiny rayon, & blend them with velvety soft, lustrous silk, and what do you get? Stupendous "Cathay" by Debbie Bliss. With marvelous drape & stitch definition, "Cathay" will also wow you with its color choices, so be sure to check out the mainly bright palette inspired by Chinese silk fabrics. We bet your lasting impression of this lovely fiber concoction will be to create with it & wear it year round! Beautifully crafted in Italy of 50% cotton, 35% rayon & 15% silk.

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About This Yarn
 BrandDebbie Bliss [www]
 DistributorKnitting Fever Inc. [www]
 Made InPeru
 Date Released Spring 2005
 Yardage109 yds.
 Weight50g
 Yarn Weight DK
 Fiber Content Cotton , Rayon , Silk
 Texture Plied
 Gauge (st. /4 in.)22
 Needle Size(s) 5 US (3.75mm)
 Availability Discontinued Spring 2009
 MSRP$7.95
 CareMachine Wash & Dry Flat.

Colors
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(Black)
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(White)
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(Orange)
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(Green)
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(Gray)
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(Turquoise)
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(Pink)
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(Purple)
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(Purple)
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(Green)
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(Yellow)
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Additional Images

Garment: Cathay Wrap Jacket

Detail : Detail Image

Ball : Ball Image

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Reviews & Comments
cecile77
New York, New York
2 Posts
  Thursday July 13 11:22:28 PM PST
Very soft. I'm using it as a substitute for "Svale" by Dale of Norway (I couldn't find it in my yarn store)

ObsessedKnitter
Seattle, Washington
1 Posts
  Sunday June 3 5:48:09 AM PST
I'm very pleased with the texture and softness of this yarn. I can't speak to durability yet, as I haven't completed the summer tank I'm making. However, although this yarn is incredibly soft and has a beautiful sheen to it, I'm disappointed with how easily it splits. It's an eight ply, and I'm doing rounds and rounds of mindless stockingette and the yarn loves to split. The splits are so common I've even purposefully dropped stitches in order to pick them up without the splits. Of course doing that takes even longer than normal, as the yarn only wants to split more. As a knitter, I'm not one who usually splits yarn; I hardly ever do it. However, I still like this yarn, its tendency to split has merely prevented me from loving it. It is still the best cotton I've ever seen or worked with.

tys
Stanwood, Washington
9 Posts
  Sunday August 19 11:06:20 PM PST
I agree with obsessedknitter, the texture is silky and lovely but the splits make me crazy, so I had to pass on this one.

First Mate
FolkestoneUNITED KINGDOM
2 Posts
  Wednesday November 26 4:13:32 AM PST
I agree about the splitting, though lovely, silky texture. I also had trouble maintaining tension and found the stitches slipped off the needle a bit too easily. Have frogged what I was doing and will try again with a different pattern.

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