A truly lovely yarn - to work with, to look at and to wear. Faery Wings is a luxurious blend of 69% mulberry silk (that's where the glorious sheen comes from), 22% mohair and 9% nylon.
The yarn has a textured appearance but works up evenly with good stitch definition.
Each 50g skein has 175m of loveliness, so although it's not cheap, it goes a long way! Suggested needle size 3.5mm - it's a bit finer than a DK and a bit thicker than a standard 4ply; we've used it as both. The swatch in the photo (in colourway "Sherbet") was knitted on 3.5mm needles to a tension of 26 stitches and 34 rows to 10cm before washing/blocking. After washing it opens up a bit to 24 stitches to 10cm.