Silk/Silk Blend Yarns

We have many silk and silk blend yarns which exhibit the characteristics of the silk fiber. Make sure you scroll down the page to see the large range of selections we offer.

The cultivation of silk yields a natural, luxurious fabric that has long been valued for its sheen, its durability, its fluidity and its elasticity.

The Chinese were the first to develop silk and reel it from the cocoon, starting in about 2640 B.C. The most common legend credits silk discovery to a Chinese empress, who accidentally dropped a cocoon into hot water, causing it to unravel. silk-cocoon.jpg

The silk industry soon spread to Italy, Spain and the rest of Europe. The British tried to establish sericulture in the American colonies but the silk industry in the colonies collapsed after a year. The industry declined in Europe as well and today, the main sources of silk are the original three that began it: China, Japan and India. This lack of success by other countries is not surprising as silk cultivation requires the right environment and a great deal of time and effort.

Silk's special properties make it comfortable to wear in warm weather and while active. Its low conductivity keeps warm air close to the skin during cold weather.

If you haven't tried silk yet for a knitting project, don't delay. You will be pleased with the results.


Baby Alpaca, wool and silk blend in a fine yarn.


Baby Alpaca, wool and silk blend in a bulky yarn.


Aerial is a lighter than air mohair and silk blend yarn.