Lustre Cord is a fine silk yarn. This silk is spun of the finest quality, 3" staple, cultivated silk. Very strong and cohesive, excellent for weaving warp, weft, lace knits, crochet, hand sewing and embellishments.
This is often used for quilt embellishment, embroidery, and needlepoint on 13 mesh canvass. Knits at about 6 to 8 stitches to the inch, on size 2 or 3 needles (always do a swatch to check your gauge). Excellent for machine knitting. Perfect warp, sett at 12 to 14 ends per inch. 8/2 metric count, about 1,920 yards per pound.
Each skein weighs 3.5 ounces (100 grams) and is 460 yards long. Each cone is minimum 14 ounces net weight.
It is also available in a variety of naturally dyed colors; on skeins only.