Pure silk yarns

Mulberry silk

Regular base yarns

All mulberry silk yarns from “Siberian Pearl” line are smooth, shiny, not crunchy,¬† and when dyed in intense colors they are so bright that they look like they are glowing, especially in a bright light. Mulberry silk basically can’t hold a shape and tends to stretch in garments but it has great drape so it is perfect for shawls. It is also great for garments (both for summer and for cooler seasons), just remember its “stretchy and amorphous” quality so choose free “flying” shapes that don’t need to fit perfectly.

Siberian pearl – 100% mulberry silk spun yarn – 1000m/100g
42$/100g

Softly spun 2ply lace weight yarn. The undyed base is warm creamy white color. Can be dyed into any colorway.

When in stock it is available for custom orders. It comes on cones so can be dyed in any yardage. Some dyed skeins will have one knot (about 1 out 8-10 skeins overall), but most will be knot free.

Siberian pearl 800 – 100% mulberry silk spun yarn – 800m/100g
42$/100g

Softly spun 2ply lace weight yarn. The undyed base is warm creamy white color. Can be dyed into any colorway.

I have this yarn in 100g hanks (hank weight can vary slightly, like +- couple of grams). Available for custom orders, but if you want any yardage above 800m your skein will have at least one knot by default.

Siberian pearl 600 – 100% mulberry silk spun yarn – 600m/100g
42$/100g

Softly spun 2ply yarn that is considered by some people a heavy lace but by others as light fingering. The base color is creamy white. Can be dyed into any colorway.

When in stock it is available for custom orders. This yarn comes from two different suppliers: original yarn (Swiss supplier) has more twist and comes on cones, second yarn (English supplier) has less twist and at present comes in 100g hanks (so in this case any yardage above 600m will be made by joining hanks and thus will have a knot), it is also whiter than Swiss yarn. At the moment only second type yarn is in stock so yardages different from 100g will have to be made by joining hanks.

Siberian pearl 400 – 100% mulberry silk spun yarn – 400m/100g
42$/100g

Softly spun 4ply fingering weight yarn. The base color is creamy white. Can be dyed into any colorway.

When in stock it is available for custom order in any yardage as it comes on cones. Some dyed skeins will have one knot (about 1 out 10 skeins), but most will be knot free.

Limited base yarns

Siberian pearl 8/2 – 100% mulberry silk spun yarn – 400m/100g (low stock and will be discontinued)
42$/100g

Softly spun 2ply fingering weight yarn. The base color is creamy white.

When in stock it is available for custom order in any yardage as it comes on cones. Some dyed skeins will have one knot (about 1 out 10 skeins), but most will be knot free.

Siberian crystal – 100% mulberry silk spun yarn – 950m/100g (low stock and will be discontinued)
39$/100g

2 ply lace weight yarn. This silk is spun tighter than Siberian Pearl base. It is also less shiny and has more pronouncedly yellowish base color. It comes in hanks of variable weight (mostly around 100g, but variations can be more than 10g either way). The yarn will be discontinued after the present stock is sold out.

Discontinued base yarns

Siberian Shine – 100% mulberry silk reeled yarn – 600m/100g

Heavy lace weight yarn. Reeled yarns are made from filaments wound directly from cocoons, so they are much shinier and smoother than spun yarns as they don’t have fiber ends sticking out of the yarn. One disadvantage reeled yarns has is that they are prone to “catching” on everything 9even on rough hands) so you have to be careful when working with them and wearing them.

Silk LP – 100% mulberry silk spun yarn – 1800m/100g

2ply cobweb weight yarn.

Silk LP 650 – 100% mulberry silk spun yarn – 650m/100g

Heavy lace weight yarn. It is twisted from multiple cobweb strands in several iterations so the yarn has less tendency to pilling than softly spun 2 plied yarns. This silk is of a “crunchy” variety and not as shiny as Siberian Pearl line.

Siberian pearl 2/30 – 100% mulberry silk spun yarn – 1500m/100g

Softly spun 2ply fine lace weight yarn.

Silk 440 – 100% mulberry silk spun yarn – 440m/100g

2ply fingering weight yarn. Not as soft and shiny as Siberian Pearl line of yarns.

 

Tussah silk

Regular base yarns

Tussah silk fibers are very different in structure and micron count from mulberry silk, so the yarn spun from tussah silk is also very different in feel and appearance. If you compare tussah and mulberry of the same yardage mulberry will be much denser, thinner and smoother while tussah will be more hairy and thicker and “fluffier” (tussah filaments are wavy so they behave in the yarn somewhat like BFL wool, adding volume to the thread). Tussah silk¬† is also not as soft as mulberry. And it is not as shiny but it has a beautiful sparkle. The original color of tussah yarns is beige or very light golden-brown, but a lot of tussah yarns are bleached so they are warm white with noticeable yellow tinge.

Siberian Opal – 100% tussah silk spun yarn – 1000m/100g
42$/100g

2ply lace weight yarn. The color is warm white with noticeable cream-yellow tinge. Can be dyed into any colorway, but if a colorway is very pale the base yarn color can affect the appearance (for example, pure pale blue getting closer to turquoise (greenish), cold pink becomes “warmer” etc.).

At present I have it in skeins of varying weight (between 80 and 120g). Available for custom orders (might have a knot if I’ll have to combine skeins).

Siberian Opal 400 – 100% tussah silk spun yarn – 400m/100g
42$/100g

2ply fingering weight yarn. The color is warm white with noticeable cream-yellow tinge. Can be dyed into any colorway, but if a colorway is very pale the base yarn color can affect the appearance (for example, pure pale blue getting closer to turquoise (greenish), cold pink becomes “warmer” etc.).

Yarn is in skeins of varying weight (between 90 and 100g). Available for custom orders (if you need more than 100g skein will have at least one knot).

Muga silk

Limited base yarns

Siberian Treasure – 100% muga silk spun yarn – 1500m/100g

2ply fine lace weight yarn spun from muga silk. This variety of silk is similar in filament structure and overall yarn feel to tussah silk. The yarn is tightly spun. The base color can vary from pale mustard or golden yellow to grayish brown. Unfortunately this yarn has too many knots in original skeins, so while I do have some of it in stock and plan to dye some time later when I can sort out usable skeins, it is not available for orders now and will be discontinued later.

Siberian Treasure 1000 – 100% muga silk spun yarn – 1000m/100g

2ply lace weight yarn spun from muga silk. This variety of silk is similar in filament structure and overall yarn feel to tussah silk. The yarn is tightly spun. The base color is grayish beige-brown. Unfortunately this yarn has too many knots in original skeins, so while I do have some of it in stock and plan to dye some time later when I can sort out usable skeins, it is not available for orders now and will be discontinued alter.