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» Store » Yarns - Undyed » Natural (Undyed) » Jorie II - 100% Bombyx Spun Silk Yarn, 20/2X5, DK weight

Jorie II - 100% Bombyx Spun Silk Yarn, 20/2X5, DK weight

Price: $40.00

We love this yarn for knitting AND weaving.  When we had it spun for us again, we had just a bit more twist added so 'splitting your stitches' is unlikely. 

What does 20/2x5 mean? This is a cabled yarn--the '20' indicates a fine (thin) yarn; the '/2' means it's a 2-ply yarn; and the 'x5' means there are 5 strands of the 20/2 twisted together.  So this yarn is about 5 times as thick as our Kiku yarn.

This yarn is "happier" after it has been dyed--the extended time in the heated dye pot makes Jorie II slightly fuller and a little less slippery--espeically noticable if you are knitting with this yarn.  Knitters will find that while the yards/lb would typically make this a worsted weight yarn, Jorie II knits like a DK weight

Our skeins sizes vary a bit in size, ranging between 90-110grams, with the average skein being 100 grams.  

We’ve listed the price for the AVERAGE skein.  We charge by the gram, so if your skein is a bit lighter, you’ll pay a bit less.  If you need specific yardage for a project, please let us know in the comments section at check out so we can select the correct skein(s) for you. 

Once your skein is pulled and weighed, we will adjust your price and then process your credit card. We will call you if we have any questions.

Color: Natural  OR...for any of 100+ colors, order this yarn and then go to ‘Dye My Order’ to have your silk dyed for you.  Or shop Treenway Silks’ Color Now! yarns

Yarn Name Meaning: Pearl (English) 

Purchase $150 of 'bulk' undyed yarns or fibers and receive a 10% discount on those items. The discount will be applied manually before finalizing your credit card charge.

Yarn Details
yarnapprox. skein wt.yd/lbm/kgyds/skein
20/2x5 (cabled yarn)
DK weight
950 1,900 210
For Weavers
Plain Weave
(supple) sett
Plain Weave
(firm) sett
Twill sett
10 EPI 11 EPI 14-15 EPI
For Knitters--DK WEIGHT
Typical Gauge
4" or 10cm
U.S. needle size
Metric needle size
22 (dyed yarn) 18 stitches/32 rows 6 4.0

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