WHAT IS IT?
Sparkle is a 4ply chainette yarn made from a glittering combination of 55% viscose, 35% polyester and 10% nylon in a small range of classic metallic shades.*Also available on 50g cones* There is a DK version too
Unlike some glitter yarns, Sparkle is almost purely Lurex-like rather than a smooth viscose with just 20% Lurex, meaning that it is highly twinkly and reflective with a lightweight texture and a long meterage per cone.
WHAT'S IT FOR?
Sparkle 4ply is a really versatile yarn and can be used within almost all textile crafts to add a hint of twinkle to projects. For knitters and crocheters it can be worked to most 3 or 4ply patterns whether by hand or on a standard gauge knitting machine.
It is strong enough to stitch within plastic canvas work and needlepoint and can also be couched into embroidery projects. Whilst it won't give great stitch definition it can be used within lacemaking and tatting and also adds glitz to tassels.
Sparkle is quite strong, so with care could be used in the warp of most weaving projects, though it is a little slippery, so not ideal for a beginner. However, it is ideal for all types of weft applications including card weaving, tapestry weaving and tablet weaving.
Of course it is a great 4ply yarn for anything Christmassy! The length on these cones means you have plenty of yarn for the largest of festive projects whether within an outfit, decorating the house or tying up lots of cards and presents!
Suitable Crafts: Braidmaking, Crocheting, Embroidery, Knitting, Knotting, Lacemaking, Machine Knitting, Tapestry Weaving, Tasselmaking, Weaving
WHY SHOULD I BUY IT?
This 4 ply repeatable yarn comes in a classic selection of metallic shades in a great value 200g cone, though 50g cones are also available for smaller projects (see link above).
|Main Fibre Content||Viscose|
|Price Per 100g||£8.27|
|Crafts Suitable For||Braidmaking, Crocheting, Embroidery, Knitting, Lacemaking, Machine Knitting, Tasselmaking, Weaving|
|Gauge or Tension||Knit on 3mm pins to a tension of 28 stitches and 36 rows for a 10cm square|
|Wraps Per Inch (WPI)||16|
|When It's Gone It's Gone||No|
|Washing Instructions||Gentle Hand Wash, Do Not Wring, Dry Flat, Do Not Tumble Dry, Cool Iron, Iron Under Damp Cloth, Can Be Dry Cleaned|