2/5 Gemstone Silk Yarn

Yarn line #159

2/5 Gemstone Silk Yarn description:

Halcyon Yarn's Gemstone Silks are simply the highest quality silks for weaving or knitting. Our silks are a great value in several weights and rich gorgeous colors. Luster, color and beauty... like gemstones spun into a perfect silk yarn. As precious and faceted as their namesake minerals Halcyon’s Gemstone 100% silks capture light and add dimension to textiles.

The Gemstone Silk 2/5 is a heavier weight plied silk that creates a gorgeous drape in woven or knitted pieces. Halcyon's Signature Gemstone Silk 2/5 is perfect for knitting on its own in light sport weight projects or for weaving yardage either for silk garments or custom silk upholstery fabric. A beautiful silk yarn that is easy to combine with heavier yarns to add strength and luster in knit or woven items. Gemstone Silk 2/5 is available in economical 260 yard hanks.

Made of the finest Chinese silk fibers, spun in Switzerland, and dyed in the United States, these silk yarns exceed the highest standards. Silk has minimal shrinkage and very little elasticity, it is also extremely strong. Whether you are weaving silk yardage or knitting a silk scarf you will be amazed by the elegance or every piece you make from silk. Gemstone skeins are “hank skeins” and will need to be rewound to balls or spools before use.

Using Silk in Knitting: The luster is lovely, but the inelasticity may be a challenge eased by choosing textured stitches, and patterns which feature hems, picot or crocheted edges rather than ribs. Or blend with a soft wool or wool silk combination for ribbings. Be creative and do gauge swatches to find the best match (usually fingering to sport). Avoid highly Contoured patterns as detail will tend to disappear.

Using Silk in Weaving: Since silk does not full or fill out, use a denser sett than for wools. Gemstone Silks are wonderful combined with fine wools or blends, we recommend Jaggerspun wools.

Care: We recommend dry cleaning. After testing a swatch, you can try hand washing, and then rolling in a towel and hanging to remove dampness. Do not soak. For strongly contrasting colors we recommend steaming or wet finishing with clear cool water. Detergents may cause darker colors to run.

  • Pricing 3.5 oz hank:
  • Mix colors for discounts!
  • $41.00, 1+
  • • $36.00, 5+
  • • $31.75, 15+
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2/5 Gemstone Silk Yarn details:
Fiber content: 100% silk. Gauge is K: 5-7 stitches/in on sz 3-5 • C: 4-5 stitches/in on sz E-4 to 7. Yardage: 1188 yards/lb. ( 260 yards/3.5 oz hank. ) Fine yarn, standard yarn weight 2. Wraps/inch (wpi) 18. Weaving tabby sett 10. Weaving twill sett 12.

Feel & see with a yarn sample card: SIGNATURE GEMSTONE SILK SAMPLE CARD for 3.50/ea.

enlarge image for detail linkFine 100% silk Yarn:  color 1010
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our color: 1010
enlarge image for detail linkFine 100% silk Yarn:  color 1100
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our color: 1100
enlarge image for detail linkFine 100% silk Yarn:  color 1090
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our color: 1090
enlarge image for detail linkFine 100% silk Yarn:  color 1040
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our color: 1040
enlarge image for detail linkFine 100% silk Yarn:  color 1110
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our color: 1110
enlarge image for detail linkFine 100% silk Yarn:  color 1190
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our color: 1190
enlarge image for detail linkFine 100% silk Yarn:  color 1060
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our color: 1060
enlarge image for detail linkFine 100% silk Yarn:  color 1070
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our color: 1070
enlarge image for detail linkFine 100% silk Yarn:  color 1080
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our color: 1080
enlarge image for detail linkFine 100% silk Yarn:  color 1050
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our color: 1050
enlarge image for detail linkFine 100% silk Yarn:  color 1130
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our color: 1130
enlarge image for detail linkFine 100% silk Yarn:  color 1180
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our color: 1180
enlarge image for detail linkFine 100% silk Yarn:  color 1150
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our color: 1150
enlarge image for detail linkFine 100% silk Yarn:  color 1020
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our color: 1020
enlarge image for detail linkFine 100% silk Yarn:  color 1200
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our color: 1200
enlarge image for detail linkFine 100% silk Yarn:  color 1160
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our color: 1160
enlarge image for detail linkFine 100% silk Yarn:  color 1030
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our color: 1030
enlarge image for detail linkFine 100% silk Yarn:  color 1170
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our color: 1170
enlarge image for detail linkFine 100% silk Yarn:  color 1140
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our color: 1140
enlarge image for detail linkFine 100% silk Yarn:  color 1120
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our color: 1120
 
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We love 2/5 Gemstone Silk Yarn in these patterns:


Knitting patterns Twist Collective Printed Pattern  Papeda Camisole in Gemstone Silk 2/5
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Twist Collective Printed Pattern Papeda Camisole in Gemstone Silk 2/5

Papeda begins with the Front and Back hems worked separately, back and forth. The hems are joined and the Bo... →more
$10.00

Knitting patterns Twist Collective Printed Pattern Belarra Shawl in Gemstone Silk 2/5
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Twist Collective Printed Pattern Belarra Shawl in Gemstone Silk 2/5

Twist Collective's Belarra shawl design is inspired by the architectural qualities of ornamental gr... →more
$10.00

Knitting patterns Lily of the Valley Shell - 2/5 Gemstone Silk - Pattern download
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Lily of the Valley Shell - 2/5 Gemstone Silk - Pattern download

Sweet scalloped edges, a flattering boat neck and the luxury of 100% pure silk - you'll never want to ta... →more
$4.95

Knitting patterns Twist Collective Unnathi Shawl in Gemstone Silk 2/5
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Twist Collective Unnathi Shawl in Gemstone Silk 2/5

The beautiful Unnathi shawl is worked from the bottom up, using short rows to create the crescent shaping, an... →more
$10.00

Knitting patterns Christmas Tree Beret and Mittens - 2/5 or Softspun Gemstone Silk
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Christmas Tree Beret and Mittens - 2/5 or Softspun Gemstone Silk

Enjoy this festive and flattering silk beret with matching mittens to keep you cozy and looking great. The po... →more
$5.95

Knitting patterns Faina's Scarf
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Faina's Scarf

Seed stitch borders frame an interwoven diamond and chevron design on this elegant patterned scarf. Made in... →more
$5.50

Knitting patterns Twist Collective Printed Pattern  Celosia Camisole in Gemstone Silk 2/5
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Twist Collective Printed Pattern Celosia Camisole in Gemstone Silk 2/5

This sweet camisole is worked in pieces from the bottom up and sewn together. The hem and back neckline ar... →more
$10.00

Knitting patterns Christmas Tree Beret and Mittens - 2/5 or Softspun Gemstone Silk - pattern download
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Christmas Tree Beret and Mittens - 2/5 or Softspun Gemstone Silk - pattern download

A festive and flattering silk beret with matching mittens to keep you cozy and looking great. The points of... →more
$5.95

Knitting patterns Twist Collective Isen Shawl Printed Pattern Twist Collective in Gemstone Silk 2/5
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Twist Collective Isen Shawl Printed Pattern Twist Collective in Gemstone Silk 2/5

Twist Collective's Isen shawl is a crescent shaped shawl worked from the deep ruffled border up to th... →more
$10.00

Knitting patterns Shell Lace Scarf - Pattern download
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Shell Lace Scarf - Pattern download

Easy lace and Urban Silk get together to create a soft and luxurious scarf to dress up any outfit. Perfect fo... →more
$4.95

Knitting patterns Twist Collective Printed Pattern Stellaria
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Twist Collective Printed Pattern Stellaria

Twist Collective's Stellaria shawl is inspired by the fascinating shapes of the Lady's Mantle pl... →more
$10.00

Knitting patterns Shell Lace Scarf
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Shell Lace Scarf

Easy lace and Gemstone Silk get together to create a soft and luxurious scarf to dress up any outfit. Pe... →more
$4.95

Knitting patterns Lily of the Valley Shell - 2/5 Gemstone Silk
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Lily of the Valley Shell - 2/5 Gemstone Silk

Sweet scalloped edges, a flattering boat neck and the luxury of 100% pure silk - you'll never want to ta... →more
$4.95

Knitting patterns Twist Collective Fortuna Shawl in Gemstone Silk 2/5
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Twist Collective Fortuna Shawl in Gemstone Silk 2/5

Designed by Marnie McClean for Twist Collective Fall 2015 using our luxurious Gemstone 2/5 Silk. La... →more
$10.00

Knitting patterns Little Arrowhead Shawl
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Little Arrowhead Shawl

A beautiful triangular stole created by Pam Allen at Interweave Knits. This simple lace pattern is based on... →more
$0.00

Knitting patterns Jo Sharp Singlet and Top Pattern
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Jo Sharp Singlet and Top Pattern

A simple, snug-fitting, singlet in four sizes with shoestring straps in two versions and a teardrop pu... →more
$6.75

Knitting patterns Jo Sharp String Top Pattern
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Jo Sharp String Top Pattern

This quick little top can be knitted over the weekend. The pattern consists of two rectangles, sewn to... →more
$6.75

Knitting patterns Jo Sharp String Top Pattern - Pattern download
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Jo Sharp String Top Pattern - Pattern download

This quick little top can be knitted over the weekend. The pattern consists of two rectangles, sewn to... →more
$6.75

Knitting patterns Jo Sharp Singlet and Top Pattern - Pattern download
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Jo Sharp Singlet and Top Pattern - Pattern download

A simple, snug-fitting, singlet in four sizes with shoestring straps in two versions and a teardrop pu... →more
$6.75

Knitting patterns Jo Sharp Lumina A-line Tunic, Shrug
& Chevron Stitch Scarf Pattern
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Jo Sharp Lumina A-line Tunic, Shrug & Chevron Stitch Scarf Pattern

A summer tunic in two lengths with a-line shaping and keyhole opening with button at back neck. A simple sh... →more
$6.75

Knitting patterns Jo Sharp Lumina A-line Tunic, Shrug
& Chevron Stitch Scarf and Chevron Stitch Scarf - Pattern download
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Jo Sharp Lumina A-line Tunic, Shrug & Chevron Stitch Scarf and Chevron Stitch Scarf - Pattern download

A summer tunic in two lengths with a-line shaping and keyhole opening with button at back neck. A simple sh... →more
$6.75


 
 
 
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