Banana Silk Yarns: Handspun & Hand Dyed in India

Banana Silk Yarn:  This fabulous handspun yarn is soft, shiny and available in 20 color choices.  Knitting up like a bulky yarn; it's great for hats, shawls, scarves, and bags.
It has a slightly fuzzy texture and a shine like lip gloss.

How is it made?  Banana stalks and leaves have long been used for fabrics.  Modern methods for processing banana fibers yield what is technically a rayon fiber.  Our yarn comes from reclaimed fibers  from the clothing industry and is handspun by women in India.  The yarn is available kettle dyed or handpainted.

Note:  Due to the nature of handspun yarns there may be tied knots or breaks in the skein.

Patterns for Banana Silk yarns:  
Okranana Bags
(free pdf) 
Annapurna Sling Bag
($, download or snail mail)
Ring-around-the-peak Hat (free pdf)
Banana Beret
(crochet, free pdf)

100% rayon, 3-3.5 sts an inch on size US 8 needles

Banana Silk Yarn
200g Skein, 150 yards

$12.00



Qty

Hand wash in cold water, lie flat to dry.  
Since Banana Silk is hand dyed please purchase enough to finish your project.  For the most uniform effect, work from multiple skeins.

Buy 5 skeins, get the 6th skein free! 
 
More details here.

Rangi-Changi Red Yellow Celery
Teal Vine Denim Indigo
Pink Turquoise Lilac Cranberry
Black Spice Natural
Firecracker Spritz Downpour Celebrate
 

Yarns:
Recycled Silk Yarn
Banana Silk Yarn
Hemp & Nettle Yarns
Wool & Silk Yarns
Alpaca Yarn

Spinning Fibers & Equipment:
Spinning Wheels
Drum & Hand Carders
Hand-dyed wool @ Etsy.com
Sari Silk and Silk waste fibers

Kits & Patterns:
Scarves & Shawls
Bags & Accessories
Clothing
Home Decor
Free Patterns

Needle Cases,
Papergoods & Leaded Glass:
Needle Cases  & Notions Bags
Note Cards  
Handmade Leaded Glass

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