View Full Version : Handmaiden Silks

10-10-2006, 02:09 PM

I was wondering if anyone here has knit anything with Fleece Artist's Handmaiden Lace Silk or Sea Silk. (Handmaiden (http://handmaiden.ca/yarn.html) is a spin-off of FA).

I've read that Sea Silk is incredible but it's really hard to find because the demand is high. The color i want is on super backorder everywhere. :grrr: So my next option is their Lace Silk instead.

What i want to make is This beaded scarf (http://www.heartstringsfiberarts.com/a64.shtm) but as an accessory, not for warmth. I was thinking of making it a little narrower and use smaller needles. I've never knit with 100% silk before so i'm not too sure how well it drapes, but i've seen people describe 100% silk as being "crunchy" :shrug: and that the Sea Silk isn't as "crunchy" with a nice drape.

So, i'm concerned that if i go with the 100% Lace Silk it will be kinda stiff. Has anyone here used it or this Sea Silk stuff?


Oh! PS. i should add that i can't use any animal fibers for this project as it's for my aunt and she's allergic to things and rather fussy about "itchyness"

10-10-2006, 02:55 PM
Not sure if you've seen this or not


What a beautiful scarf pattern! I think it will look really pretty.

10-10-2006, 06:07 PM
I've wanted to try the seasilk, too :wink:

10-10-2006, 11:36 PM
I have seen that exact yarn and it is fabulous! Soft, soft, and has a bit of sheen to her. A lady in our therapy knitting group made it into a Diamond Fantasy shawl. It is amazing yarn. I hope to get me some someday.

10-11-2006, 02:17 AM
Seasilk is a *must* try. Shiney and oh sooooo soft. Beautiful colors. It smells kindda funny to me, but well worth it. My 2 cents.