We’re thrilled to announce the arrival of Shibui’s newest yarn: meet Twig.
Twig is a slightly textured blend of 46% linen, 42% recycled silk, and 12% wool.
Each 50 gram skein has 190 yards, and it knits up at a sport or dk weight gauge into an open, draping fabric.
Shibui yarns are dyed in matching colorways across the line, designed to be knit on their own or held together to make bespoke yarn blends. Twig is no exception; I expect this yarn will play quite well with the others.
Like Shibui Linen, Twig has a crisp feel and a plant fiber’s tendency to stretch rather than cling, qualities that make it ideal for warm weather garments and accessories. If you like a little more elasticity, consider holding Twig together with Cima or Pebble.
The design team at Shibui has included Twig in its Spring/Summer 2015 collection, featuring the kind of loose-fitting, modern garments that Twig is best suited to.
Some patterns are for Twig alone, others pair it with different Shibui yarns, or offer several combinations to choose from.
That, after all, is what drives the Shibui mix concept: by combining more than one yarn and/or color, you can create exactly the fiber, texture, or color blend you’d like. As long as you’re getting the gauge the pattern calls for, you can mix and substitute yarns to your heart’s content.
Come by the shop to see Twig for yourself, peruse the Shibui Spring/Summer 2015 pattern collection, and plan a Shibui project!