Designer: Dixie Falls
Published: January 15, 2008
Skill Level: Easy
Tussah silk is produced by the larvae of a number of different species of wild silk moths. The color varies from light beige to amber, depending on the species of moth and the diet of the larvae. Tussah fibers are almost twice the diameter of white or cultivated silk, making tussah silk an excellent choice in situations where strength and resistance to abrasion are an advantage. These mitts are an example—their warmth and light support may help to ease the strain of handwork or long sessions at the computer. Nonetheless, they are elegant and would be perfect for a night on the town!
Yarn: Treenway Tussah, 100% silk yarn, 100 g (3.5 oz)/skein, 1 skein of Natural
Hook: Crochet hook, steel, size 4 (1.75 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Markers, split ring Tapestry needle Polyester stuffing, handful
Gauge: 13 hdc = 2 inches (5.1 cm), 3 V-sts = 1 inch (2.5 cm), 5 rnds hdc = 7/8 inch (2.2 cm), 4 rnds V-st = 1 inch (2.5 cm)
Skill Level: Easy.