20/2 Bombyx Silk – Rainy Day


JST’s Exquisite Line of Hand Dyed Yarns.  100% Silk Spun in Switzerland. 20/2 is available in 100 g skeins with 1100 yds/skein. (5000 yds/lb.)

Our 2/20 silk has a lovely soft ply and is suitable for medium fine scarves.

Please note that these silks are small batch dyed and will appear very different than on your monitor. While we do everything we can to ensure that our dye lots are consistent, we do experience variations. If there is a dye lot difference between skeins in your order, we will contact you BEFORE completing your order.

See tips below for winding and weaving with this lovely silk.

5 in stock

Wind this skein to a spool

Wind this yarn onto a styrene spool (fee includes styrene spool).

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Weaving with JST's 20/2 Silk

For optimum drape we sett it at 20 epi for Plain Weave and 24 for Twill. Now that we have it dyed in over 40 colours, it’s even more alluring.  Check out Jane’s Master Sett Chart for ideas and setts for combining silk with other fibres.

This silk produces a lusciously soft fabric. We recommend that when winding your warp you wind with 2 ends in your hand. This will reduce the number of interlacements going through your lease sticks and make winding on much easier. If you can’t buy two skeins, then wind your single skein into two balls. It is also advisable to wind this silk onto spools or if using a ball winder to put a sleeve on the ball winder. Access the yarn from the outside of the ball rather than the inside.