Silken

Hand dyed.

Weight: DK
Texture: 2 plies
Fiber: Silk (100%)
Needles: 3.5mm (4 US) ( UK)
Gauge: 24 sts / 10cm (4")
Balls: 100g; 250m (273 yds)
Styles: Solid colors, Heathers, Multicolored

Suggested substitutes

Luscious Silk (91% match)
Good news!
The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
Good news!
The fiber content matches exactly.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 199m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.26 balls of this.
Good news!
The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
Good news!
The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Mulberry Silk (100%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 264m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.95 balls of this.
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LB Collection Silk (89% match)
Good news!
The fiber content matches exactly.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 150m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.67 balls of this.
Unfortunately, Silken is an unusual yarn and we don't know of many close matches. The following suggestions might work in some projects. We've tried our best to match gauge and behavior.
Soie (88% match) $$$$$
Good news!
The fiber content matches exactly.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 165m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.52 balls of this.
Silk Purse (88% match)
Good news!
The fiber content matches exactly.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is single ply rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 126m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.98 balls of this.
Magic Silk (86% match)
Good news!
The fiber content matches exactly.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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This yarn is less dense, giving a loftier feel. Your garment will be lighter than with the original yarn.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 200m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.25 balls of this.
Silk Sport (86% match)
Good news!
The fiber content matches exactly.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied with a tight twist rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 206m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.21 balls of this.
Mulberry Silk (85% match)
Good news!
The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Mulberry Silk (100%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
Information
The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 124m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.02 balls of this.
Double Sea Silk (84% match)
Good news!
The texture of this yarn is also 2 plies.
Good news!
The qualities of this yarn are a very close match.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Silk (70%) and Sea Cell (30%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 250m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.00 balls of this.
Spun Silk (84% match) $$$$$
Good news!
The fiber content matches exactly.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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This yarn is less dense, giving a loftier feel. Your garment will be lighter than with the original yarn.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 184m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.36 balls of this.
Silk 32/120NM DK (84% match)
Good news!
The fiber content matches exactly.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
Information
This yarn is less dense, giving a loftier feel. Your garment will be lighter than with the original yarn.
Information
The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 150g / 567m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.44 balls of this.
Silk Rhapsody Glitter (83% match) $$$$$
Good news!
The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Silk (89%), Mohair (10%) and Metallic (1%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is single ply rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 238m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.05 balls of this.
Flaxen (83% match)
Good news!
The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Silk (65%) and Linen (35%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 251m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.00 balls of this.
Tamtam DK (81% match)
Good news!
The texture of this yarn is also 2 plies.
Good news!
The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
Information
The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Silk (65%) and Linen (35%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 250m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.00 balls of this.
Mulberry Tussah (80% match)
Good news!
The texture of this yarn is also 2 plies.
Good news!
The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Mulberry Silk (50%) and Tussah Silk (50%)
Good news!
The warmth, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using smaller needles and swatch to match gauge.
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This yarn has less drape. It may not be a suitable substitute if your pattern is designed to hang loosely without clinging.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 200m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.25 balls of this.
Regal Silk (79% match) $$$$$
Good news!
The fiber content matches exactly.
Information
This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is single ply rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
Information
The gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using smaller needles and swatch to match gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 149m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.68 balls of this.
LB Collection Mulberry Silk (79% match) $$$$$
Good news!
The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Mulberry Silk (100%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is crepe / cable-plied rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using smaller needles and swatch to match gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 125m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 2.00 balls of this.
Vera (78% match) $$$$$
Information
This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
Information
The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
Information
The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Silk (65%) and Linen (35%)
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of the fibers of this yarn are a reasonable match.
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This yarn comes in 115g / 333m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.75 balls of this.
Karmen (77% match) $$$$$
Good news!
The fiber content matches exactly.
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The texture of this yarn is chained rather than 2 plies. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look. Textured patterns such as moss/seed stitch, cables and lace show up best with smooth yarns.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 135m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 1.85 balls of this.
Good news!
The fiber content matches exactly.
Information
This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is plied rather than 2 plies. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
Information
This yarn is less dense, giving a loftier feel. Your garment will be lighter than with the original yarn.
Information
The gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using larger needles and swatch to match gauge.
Information
Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
Information
This yarn comes in 100g / 400m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.63 balls of this.