A nested skein of premium hanndspun sari silk yarn. The skein is a mix of pinks, purples, reds, and a ton of other colors spun in.

Everything You Need To Know : Premium Sari Silk Handspun Yarn

Written by Kate Curry

What is Premium Sari Silk Handspun Yarn

It’s finally time to talk about our OG yarn: Premium Sari Silk Handspun Yarn! This is the first signature yarn that Nicole started working with when she started Darn Good Yarn! She noticed that the skeins would arrive and be different shades, mostly a mix of pinks, purples, and reds. Instead of getting frustrated, she embraced the uniqueness of the handmade yarn and well…we’ve been unique ever since!

A nested skein of premium hanndspun sari silk yarn. The skein is a mix of pinks, purples, reds, and a ton of other colors spun in.

How Is Premium Sari Silk Handspun Yarn Made

Made out of 100% reclaimed and recycled sari silk fabric, our artisans first tear the fiber by hand before spinning it into yarn. The torn fabrics are first sorted to be cleaned to ensure nice clean recycled yarn! The yarn is all spun by hand, where the artisans spin in all the different gorgeous colors that make up the uniqueness that is our premium yarn. 

Tips & Tricks


Length/Weight: 75 yards/100g 
Yarn Weight: 3 - DK
Yarn Material: Recycled Sari Silk Remnants + All New Material
Needle Size: US 3-5 / 3.25-3.75mm
Hook Size: US  E 4-7 / 3.5-4.5mm
Physical Quality: Soft, a tiny bit scratchy (will soften with use), thick and thin texture looks great when worked up.
How to clean: Wash in cold water on a delicate cycle, air dry. If you would like to soften it up more you can toss it in the dryer on a low setting.
Best for: Knitting, Crocheting, Weaving, Jewelry Making - check out our Get It, Girl Crop Top, Sari Not Sari Clutch, Crochet Sari Silk Purse, Crochet or Knit Sari Silk Yoga Mat Bag, Crochet Sari Silk Scarf, Knit Tibet Sari Silk Poncho

Pros

  • Soft and warm fibers that softens with use 
  • Amazing kaleidoscope of colors 
  • Durable 
  • Thick & thin variegated texture 
  • Works up quickly 
  • Textured fibers 

Cons

  • Not very elastic, can make working hard if your tension is tight!
  • Colorways vary, so make sure you get skeins that match before you start a large project (don’t worry, our warehouse team is great at spotting dye lots for orders!) 
  • A teeny bit scratchy at first…but it softens up with time!
A close up of a swatch made from premium handspun silk yarn. The swatch is purples, pinks, greens, - a whole ton of colors!

What Can I Make With Premium Sari Silk Handspun Yarn?

  • Jewelry 
  • Shawls
  • Tops
A woman with brown hair smiling at the camera, wearing a crop top made from the premium sari silk handspun yarn.
  • Belts
  • Clutches 
A clutch made out of premium sari silk handspun yarn is being held in a person's hand as they walk up a stair.

Inspiration

Meet the Author

Profile picture of the author, Kate Curry, wearing a dark red Nanda Poncho sitting on concrete stairs in front of brick wall.

Kate has been on the Darn Good Yarn team since 2018.

They have their degree in Creative Art Therapy & Psychology - and like crafting and animals a little too much.