Skein #22 Silk Fine Smooth Yarn

322.5 m 28 g 11500 m/kg
16 w/cm 41 w/in
Size Determination: Fine

Tussah top

Reason for choice of this sample
This tussah has a good staple length and is well prepared.

Treenway Silks — Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

Preparation for spinning
Wet and dry for easier handling. Divide and loosen the top

Equipment used
Flyer spinning wheel.

Type of spinning
Short forward draft

Direction of Twist

Number of plies

Washed and blocked

Suggested uses
Medium weight garment fabrics such as suitings. A special occasion jacket would be appropriate for the gold color and it is strong enough to use as warp. A plied yarn can be used for lace knitting or fine crochet and gives a soft finish.


Maximum 54 points

Examiner 1: 54
Examiner 2: 48

Examiner 1 notes that this yarn is almost too fine for the category but at least it's much larger than the extra fine. That means that at least one person is looking for the ability to spin different size yarns. I suspected this, which is why I tried to do more of the unspecified yarns larger than I normally would. Examiner 2 noted inconsistency in the amount of twist.