This is an "overtwist" yarn. It shrinks and pleats approx. 32% after washed. (like Issey Miyake's Pleats Pleats.) Please do not handle with wet hands or fingers. Traditionally used for kimono fabrics like Tango chirimen, etc. If you are using this yarn as a warp, we strongly suggest using a sectional warping back beam for the minimal touching of the yarn. Please avoid any moisture, which may take off the starch on the surface of the yarn until woven. If you are a machine knitter, you may be able to get a very interesting effect. There are S and Z twists available. Depending on how you combine those 2 twists, you will end up with different pleats. Please play! (The cone is antique. Please keep them after use. They can only make this yarn on this particular cone with hacho nenshi machine.) White is available, too.
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content: 100% silk
yardage: 3400 yds.
suggested epi for weaving: 40-60
suggested needle size for knitting: not suited unless machine knitting