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Use Sari Silk Yarn to Create Everyday Luxuries

Updated on January 3, 2014

Recycled Sari Silk Yarn - Add Exotic Spice to Your Life

Do you admire the saturated color and rich texture of Indian Saris and silk fabric? If you do, you will love this yarn. Sari silk yarn makes the most of these gorgeous fabrics by recycling the ends left from weaving luxurious saris and spinning it into yarn. It has a myriad of applications and can be used to create anything from scarves to clothing or to add a decorative touch to household items. It is both lavish and eco-friendly - a wonderful combination that is rare and appealing for a wide range of people.

Once you're hooked, you will find excuses to use it everywhere. Here are a few of my favorite ways to use this yarn, including patterns and places to get a great skein of your own.

Working with Sari Silk yarn

Knitting or crocheting with this yarn is a whole new experience, so here are some tips that will help you out along the way.

There is no stretch.

As with many silk yarns, there is very little give. Most yarns are also single plied, so there is even less wiggle room. When knitting or crocheting with it, keep this in mind from the start. Patterns that rely on negative ease are probably not a good choice. Simply knitting looser will help along the way, especially with stitches that require increases. Make sure to swatch!

Factor in the weight beforehand.

It's is heavy. Think about other heavy yarns like some cottons. It gives a magnificent drape, but it not appropriate for fitted patterns since it will hang awkwardly when it should hug the body.

It might need prep.

This yarn is spun from the ends of dozens of beautiful saris. In collecting the ends, many times other things get swept up with the silk. The largest culprit would be very small twigs. A quick wash beforehand will go far. As you work with it, simply run it through your fingers as you go to catch everything else.

Need some visual help?

Here's a couple quick videos that show you some ways to use your new yarn.

Want more buying options? - Who doesn't? Get it on Amazon too!

Darn Good Yarn, Lux Adventure Recycled Silk Yarn, 50 Yards, Red, 100 Grams, 1 Skein
Darn Good Yarn, Lux Adventure Recycled Silk Yarn, 50 Yards, Red, 100 Grams, 1 Skein

Sari silk yarn isn't all multicolored - you can buy hanks of delicious single colors or skeins in all different tones of the same color family.


Sari Silk Yarn - Love it? Hate it? Let us know!

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    • Zdiddle profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      @jennabee25: Thanks so much!

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      Jenn Dixon 

      4 years ago from PA

      Great lens! I featured it on the Squidoo Knitting Rock Stars page:

    • Zdiddle profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      @ChocolateLily: Great! Thanks for stopping by.

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      4 years ago

      I think it's beautiful. I'll be looking into it. :)


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