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Malabrigo Susurro content: 50% Mulberry Silk, 25% Linen, 25% Merino Wool.
Skein Weight: 100 grams (3.53 ounces).
Yardage/Meters: 325 yards (297 meters).
Yarn Weight: DK/Sport.
Yarn Texture: Single ply.
Gauge: 21-28 stitches=4 inches.
Needle Size: US 4 – 7 or 3.75 – 4.5mm.
Care: Hand Wash, cold water, dry flat.
This breezy yarn is soft and light, making it the ultimate summer yarn. Malabrigo Susurro is 50% Mulberry silk, 25% Merino, and 25% Linen wound as a single ply into a DK/Sport weight. The fusion of these 3 very different fibers results in an amazing depth of color, giving the yarn an almost metallic sheen. Malabrigo Susurro has a marvelous balance due to the sharp contrast between the crude texture of the linen and the silkiness of the Merino.
Malabrigo Susurro great for: Shawls, scarves, accessories, lace, textured stitches, cables, lightweight garments.
Be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project since each bag is a different dye lot, and skeins may vary from bag to bag. Skeins may vary one from the other even within the same bag. To ensure random color distribution, work from two balls of yarn at once, alternating a few rows from each ball.
When we dye our yarns, the same formula is used each time but every batch of yarn is assigned a different dye lot number. The differences from one dye lot to another can be very subtle, or extremely noticeable, specially on variegated yarns.
When we assign a dye lot number the main use is to identify which skeins can be labeled and packed together. After our quality control team checks the skeins, they go to the labeling section and then are put in bags of five or ten (depending on the yarn).
Once the bags get to the yarn stores, most skeins go to different shelves where they can get mixed. The dye lot code is really helpful when you try to find skeins that match.