Silk Yarn

Silk yarn is lightweight, resilient and strong. The origins of silk date all the way back to Ancient China, and it apparently became popular around 2600 B.C. Our collection of silk knitting yarn includes a variety of colours and yarn weights. 

Silk is a natural protein filament spun by the silk worm which encases itself in the cocoon. The raw silk filament is extracted and through a series of processes is formed into yarn. It’s beautifully soft and sleek, which is why it’s been so popular for thousands of years! 

Laughing Hens is a provider of quality knitting and crochet supplies, and you’ll find all your favourite brands in our collection. We have silk knitting yarn from Debbie Bliss, Louisa Harding, Noro, Sublime and many more. We also have plenty of knitting patterns for you to choose from.

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Use silk yarn for your next project 

Silk yarn has no elasticity, which is why it’s often blended with other fibres like wool. Silk and wool complement each other nicely, as silk adds some lustre to the wool and the wool provides the silk with elasticity. This combination is much easier to work with and also results in a luxuriously smooth texture. 

The beauty of silk is that it can keep you warm in winter and cool in the summer. Knitting with silk provides many challenges, but it’s definitely not impossible. Just like you would with any other yarn, remember to create a swatch before embarking on your project. 

Also, it’s important to choose your needles wisely when working with silk knitting yarn. Many people prefer to use bamboo needles or wooden needles to prevent accidents and mistakes. 

What are you waiting for? Spoil yourself and get your hands on some gorgeous silk!