DROPS Kid-Silk

A wonderful mix of super kid mohair and silk

  • Product image yarn Kid-Silk
  • Product image yarn Kid-Silk
  • Product image yarn Kid-Silk
  • Product image yarn Kid-Silk
  • Product image yarn Kid-Silk
  • Product image yarn Kid-Silk
  • Product image yarn Kid-Silk
  • Product image yarn Kid-Silk

Content: 75% Mohair, 25% Silk
Yarn Group: A (23 - 26 stitches) / 2 ply / lace
Weight/yardage: 0.9 oz (25 g) = approx 230 yds (210 m)
Recommended needle size: US 4 / 3,5 mm
Gauge: 4" x 4" / 10 x 10 cm = 23 sts x 30 rows
Hand Wash, cold max 30°C / 86F. Dry Flat

A luxurious, light brushed yarn in an exclusive mix of 75% mohair super kid and 25% mulberry silk, DROPS Kid-Silk is feather light, and will give garments a sophisticated look, whether used alone or held together with other yarns.

Perfect for smaller garments such as shawls, shoulder warmers and feminine tops, DROPS Kid-Silk is available in a delicate colour palette, that includes solids as well as long prints, in which the shade is created by a series of colours that repeat regularly in random long lengths.

Made in EU

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5.80 USD

Stores selling this yarn online

Click on the Order button and you'll be redirected to the DROPS retailer's own web store to place your order.

Store name Online price
Purple Sheep Yarns
5.80 USD
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
5.80 USD

Check here if your local store has it in stock.

5.80 USD

Stores selling this yarn online

Click on the Order button and you'll be redirected to the DROPS retailer's own web store to place your order.

Store name Online price
Purple Sheep Yarns
5.80 USD
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
5.80 USD

Check here if your local store has it in stock.

38 Colours in DROPS Kid-Silk

off white
uni colour 01
uni colour 38
uni colour 10
ash grey
uni colour 22
dark brown
uni colour 15
uni colour 35
uni colour 12
light beige
uni colour 20
uni colour 29
uni colour 30
uni colour 33
uni colour 36
uni colour 14
dark rose
uni colour 17
uni colour 32
uni colour 13
old pink
uni colour 04
light pink
uni colour 03
uni colour 31
uni colour 05
dark purple
uni colour 16
light lavender
uni colour 09
uni colour 11
navy blue
uni colour 28
jeans blue
uni colour 27
cobalt blue
uni colour 21
storm blue
uni colour 39
sea mist
long print 26
light jeans blue
uni colour 08
light sky blue
uni colour 07
blue mist
uni colour 06
sea green
long print 25
uni colour 24
north sea
uni colour 37
apple green
uni colour 18
sage green
uni colour 34
dark green
uni colour 19
uni colour 02
Please be aware that the colours shown may vary from screen to screen in the same way that shades may vary slightly from dye lot to dye lot.
(*) coming soon, (#) discontinued.

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How do I care for this yarn?

yarn wash

Hand Wash, cold max 30°C / 86F. Dry Flat

See the washing symbols explanation

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What other yarns can I combine this one with?

Many of our yarns can be combined together to get a different tension, texture or feel. Here's a few combination ideas to inspire you.

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1) What type of fibers make the DROPS yarns?

Yarn can be made from a large number of natural and synthetic fibers. DROPS carries mainly yarns made from wool, cotton, alpaca, linen, mohair and silk. Each fiber type has its own qualities, and they are often mixed to take advantage of the best properties of each one. Coarse yarn has the advantage of being stronger and more durable, and finer fibers offers more softness and comfort. Here a bit about the main fibers we carry:

Alpaca fleece is the natural fiber harvested from an alpaca, and it is similar in structure to sheep wool fiber. Its softness comes from the small diameter of the fiber, similar to merino wool. It is a soft, durable, luxurious and silky natural fiber. Yarn made from alpaca fibers does not felt or pill easily, and it can be light or heavy in weight, depending on how it is spun. While similar to sheep’s wool, it is warmer, not prickly, and has no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic. Alpacas come in 22 natural colors, with more than 300 shades from a true-blue black through browns-black, browns, white, silver and rose-greys.

This fiber comes from the Angora goats, and its considered a luxury fiber. Mohair yarn is warm as wool, but much lighter in weight; it is durable, dyes well and does not felt easily. Mohair fibers have also a distinctive luster created by the way they reflect light. Despite being a hard fiber, mohair is usually spun into a very fluffy yarn, resulting in airy and lustrous garments.

The wool fibers comes from the skin of sheep and are relatively coarse fibers. Two striking characteristics of wool are its susceptibility to heat and its felting property, which is caused by the scales on the surface. Depending upon the breed of sheep, the appearance of the wool varies.
Wool from Merino sheep is considered the finest type of wool, having as characteristics that is finely crimped and soft. All the Merino wool in the DROPS yarns has its origins in South America, coming from sheep that have not been subject to Mulesing.
Pure new wool is wool made directly from animal fleece, and not recycled from existing wool garments. Machine washable wool is wool treated chemically to minimize the outer fuzzy layer of the fibers, and be therefore fitable for machine wash (see Superwash).

The silk fiber is a fine continuous fiber produced from the cocoon of a moth caterpillar known as the silkworm. While silkworm is cultivated, the wild or tussah silk is obtained from uncultivated silkworm cocoons. Silk fiber is one of the strongest natural fibers and makes a wonderful knitting yarn. It blends really well with other fibers, especially wool. Silk also dyes beautifully with natural dyes.

Vegetable fibers:
There are several varieties of vegetable fibers, found in the cell walls of plants or vegetables. Of all the varieties, two are recognized as major knitted or textile fibers. They are cotton and linen.
Cotton is the fiber surrounding the seeds in a cotton pod, and it is almost pure cellulose. Cotton is usually white in color but there are green and brown varieties as well. The cotton fiber is most often spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft, breathable textile that is good for summer clothing and accessories, making a weaker yarn than silk or linen but stronger than wool.
Mercerized cotton is cotton that has been through a mercerization treatment. This treatment gives cotton fabrics and threads a lustrous yarn that is more lustrous than conventional cotton. It is also stronger, takes dye a little more readily, makes the yarn more resistant to mildew and reduces lint. It also may not shrink or lose its shape as much as "regular" cotton.
Linen is a fiber derived from the stalk of the flax plant that is durable and stronger than any other fiber. The linen fiber is relatively soft, straight and lustrous and becomes more beautiful with age. Linen is more comfortable to wear in hot temperatures than cotton, due to the fact that it absorbs moisture better and dries more quickly.

Other materials used in our yarns include synthetic fibers such as acrylic, viscose, polyamide (nylon) and polyester.

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2) What is polyamide?

The polyamide fibre, commonly known as nylon, is very strong, durable, lightweight, easy to care for (can be machine washed and dried), and elastic, which makes it perfect for blending with other fibres to produce hard-wearing yarns like sock yarn.

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3) What type of information can I find on the DROPS yarn labels?

All DROPS yarn labels include information about fiber content (wool, cotton, etc.), weight in grams and ounces, length in meters and yards, washing instructions and symbols (explained here), color number, dye lot number and yarn group information.

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4) What are the DROPS yarn groups?

All DROPS yarns are classified into 6 different thickness groups (A to F). Yarns in a same group have similar knitting tension/gauge, and can therefore be interchanged in patterns; however the length may be different, so when substituting always calculate the amount of meters/yards needed for the pattern to know the amount of yarn you need to get.

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5) Can I use a different yarn than the one mentioned in the pattern?

Yes, as long as the yarn can be worked in the same knitting tension/gauge. Always swatch to make sure you get the same number of stitches in width and rows in height as given in the pattern.

Remember that different yarns with different textures, will give the garment different looks. The yardage/length may also be different, so when substituting always calculate the number of yards needed, in order to know the amount of yarn you need.

Read more about how to calculate the amount of an alternative yarn - and how to replace 1 thread of a yarn with 2 or more of another, here.

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6) What does it mean when a yarn is “Superwash”?

A superwash wool is a special wool product that has been treated or processed in a way that allows it to be machine washable. Many people are afraid to work with wool because it is so easy to shrink (though some shrink wool on purpose) and superwash wool can allow them to work with great fibers without worry. (Read more here).

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7) What does “Oeko-Tex® certified” means?

The Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 was introduced at the beginning of the 1990s as a response to the needs of the general public for textiles which posed no risk to health. The Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 is a globally uniform testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of production. The test for harmful substances comprise substances which are prohibited or regulated by law, chemicals which are known to be harmful to health, and parameters which are included as a precautionary measure to safeguard health.

For more info go to www.oeko-tex.com

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8) Where are the DROPS yarns produced?

You can read about where all DROPS yarns are produced in each of the yarns shade cards and in our price list.

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9) Why are your yarns so cheap?

As Northern Europe's largest brand of hand knitting yarns and designs, we have unique opportunities to work with the very best raw materials and make savings that benefit you. That's why you can buy DROPS yarn 20-30% cheaper than similar products!

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10) How accurate are the colours on the shade cards online?

When obtaining images for the shade card, we do our best to achieve the highest level of color accuracy. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee how images will appear on your computer screen. Every monitor displays color differently, some colors might look darker than they really are, and some colors might be more saturated on some screens. If you experience that many of the yarn colors looks different on your screen than the actual color of the skeins, you can adjust the setting on your monitor.

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11) What is a micron? What does super fine / extra fine mean?

The fineness of yarn fibers is measured in microns (thousands of millimeters). Super fine alpaca wool is 26-28 microns. Fine merino wool is less than 21.5 microns and extra fine merino is under 19.5 microns. The less microns the softer and more delicate a quality can be, the more microns the more hard wear the quality will be.

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12) Why are the colors in my skeins of print yarn different?

The reason why two skeins of a same print yarn look different can be 1) that both skeins are part of different dye lots; 2) that the skeins have been dyed using a technique called "magic print" (the one used for example in DROPS Delight), which provides unique patterns and smooth color transitions to each skein, meaning also that within one dye lot, lighter or darker varieties might appear. This is no fault or defect, but part of the yarn's character.

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13) My store doesn’t have the color I want, what can I do?

If your DROPS store doesn’t have the yarn color you want, try contacting a DROPS Super Store (the ones with the golden badges) - they will make sure to get a hold of the color even if they don’t have it in stock themselves. See a list of all DROPS stores here.

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14) Where can I find a specific dye lot of a color?

Always try contacting your DROPS store first. If they do not have the dye lot you want we recommend you to ask other knitters and crocheters in the DROPS Workshop in Facebook or Ravelry, which may have the dye lot in their stash and might be willing to part from it.

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15) Why does my yarn shed?

Yarn sheds because there's not enough twist to hold all of the fibers together. All yarns have excess fibers (from production) that might come off as lint or shedding, in varied degrees that depend on how the yarn is spun. Brushed yarns ("hairier" yarns) like DROPS Melody, have more of these loose fibers than other yarns, and therefore shed more. Shedding also depends on what is worn under or over the garment, and whether this pulls at the yarn fibers. It’s therefore not possible to guarantee that there will be no shedding.

Below are some tips on how to get the best result when working with hairier yarns:

  • When the garment is finished (before you wash it) shake it vigorously so the looser hairs come off. NOTE: do NOT use a lint roller, brush or any method that pulls at the yarn.
  • Place the garment in a plastic bag and put it in your freezer - the temperature will cause the fibers to become less attached to each other, and excess fibers will come off easier. Leave in the freezer for a few hours before taking it out and shaking it again.
  • Wash the garment according to the instructions on the yarn label. Garments worked with hairier yarns usually need to be shaken once dry after washing, so that the hairs rise and any excess fibers can come off.

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Comments / Questions (333)

country flag Geralde Hamoen 19.04.2021 - 08:58:

Pluist dit garen op onderliggende kleding?

country flag Katharine Cipolla 16.04.2021 - 16:17:

Kid Silk Navy Blue (#28) is sold out world-wide. Your website says it is expected "Week 15". When is week 15--from what date do you start counting? Katharine

user icon DROPS Design 19.04.2021 kl. 09:14:

Dear Mrs Cipolla, delivery was delayed sorry, informations will be updated asap, this colour might probably arrive this week. Thanks for your patience!

country flag Katharine Cipolla 14.04.2021 - 04:52:

Drop Kid Silk #28 (Navy Blue) is sold out worldwide. Due Week 15. When is week 15?

user icon DROPS Design 14.04.2021 kl. 08:10:

Dear Mrs Cipolla, week 15 is this week and we still are expecting this colour; should it be delayed, then the estimated week would be edited. Please contact your DROPS store for any further informations when you will be able to order from them. Happy knitting!

country flag Ellen Kjølsrud 13.04.2021 - 14:01:

Jeg har kjøpt(hos dere) Baby Marino hvit, nok til en genser. Har lyst til å kombinere med kid silk. Hvor mange nøster trenger jeg da av kid silk?Jeg har 12 baby merinoull, og hvilken pinne strikker jeg med da? På forhånd tusen takk for svar. Hilsen Ellen

user icon DROPS Design 19.04.2021 kl. 08:58:

Hei Ellen. 12 nøster DROPS Baby Merino = 600 gram = 2100 meter garn. DROPS Kid-Silk har en løpelengde på 210 meter på 25 gram og du trenger da 10 nøster = 250 gram = 2100 meter. Da har du samme meter på begge kvalitetene. Hvilken pinnestr. du skal bruke kommer litt an på hvilken oppskrift du skal strikke, men når du strikker med disse kvalitetene er nok pinnestørrelsen 5. Men husk å sjekke hva som står i oppskriften du ønsker å strikke og den oppgitte strikkefastheten. mvh DROPS design

country flag Petra Amend 12.04.2021 - 07:57:

Hallo, Ich habe eine Frage zu Kid-silk. Gibt es dieses Garn nicht mehr ?ich kann es leider nirgends mehr bestellen und wird es dafür Ersatz geben ? Vielen Dank für Ihre baldige Antwort. Mit freundlichen Grüßen Petra Amend

user icon DROPS Design 12.04.2021 kl. 12:39:

Liebe Frau Amend, Kid-Silk gibt es immer noch; einige Farben erwarten wir in den nächsten Wochen wieder; Ihr DROPS Laden wird Ihnen gerne Bescheid sagen, wann sie die gewünschten Farben boemmen werden. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

country flag Anette Jansz 08.04.2021 - 00:51:

You have advised you do not have any re-sellers and shops in Australia. I am interested to be a distributor of your yarns here. Please advise who I should contact - or contact me directly with more information to my email address below. Thanks

user icon DROPS Design 08.04.2021 kl. 08:19:

Dear Mrs Jansz, please read more here. Thank you!

country flag Bourzeix 06.04.2021 - 11:31:

Bonjour Pourriez vous faire un effort pour le reassort du coloris bleu marine dans la gamme kid silk car cela fait vraiment longtemps qu'elle est en rupture et je ne peux pas terminer mon pull car il me manque une pelote... Merci et bonne journée

user icon DROPS Design 07.04.2021 kl. 10:02:

Bonjour Mme Bourzeix, nous sommes dans l'attente de cette couleur qui est en cours d'acheminement et devrait être de nouveau en stock chez nous dès la semaine prochaine. Merci pour votre patience!

country flag Tuula Helnen 04.04.2021 - 20:08:

Hei Saatteko lankaa Drops kid silk nro 18 omenanvihreä, hinta 3,5 euroa varmasti viikolla 14. Tarvin sitä 8 kerää tilaustyöhön. Ilmoitatteko minulle heti kun langat ovat tilattavissa? Terveisin Tuula Helanen

country flag Angelika Wick-Bork 04.04.2021 - 18:55:

Hallo ... Ist Kid-Silk eine Wolle für kratzempfindliche Menschen, also auch für Schal und Mütze geeignet? MfG Wick-Bork

user icon DROPS Design 07.04.2021 kl. 09:55:

Liebe Frau Wick-Bork, nehmen Sie bitte direkt Kontakt mit Ihrem DROPS Laden - auch telefonisch oder per Mail, dort wird man Ihnen gerne das beste passende Garn empfehlen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

country flag ANNIE GUITTON 31.03.2021 - 12:31:

Bonjour, Je souhaite commander des pelotes de kid-silk que j'adore. Je suis redirigée vers des enseignes Webstore. Je ne peux passer une commande directement à Garnstudio ? Merci de votre réponse. Cordialement

user icon DROPS Design 06.04.2021 kl. 16:46:

Bonjour Mme Guitton, tous nos fils à tricoter sont uniquement disponibles via notre réseau de détaillants agréés listés sur notre site. Bon tricot!

How can I replace this yarn? If you are looking to replace this yarn with another DROPS yarn, you can use another yarn within the same yarn group, or try our yarn converter!

Have a problem with the DROPS yarn you purchased? When you purchase yarn from the shade cards or patterns on our site, you are not buying directly from DROPS but from one of the hundreds of DROPS stores around the world. It is therefore important that you take contact with the DROPS store where you bought the yarn, and that you save the labels of all the skeins you purchased (they are your warranty). The DROPS store you contact will assist you and escalate the claim if necessary. Find a list of DROPS stores here.
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