I heard that you can knit with unspun silk hankies (also known as Mawata). After watching a few tutorial videos, I really wanted to try it. I quickly ordered up some beautiful dyed silk hankies, check out a pattern book, and today I got started. So far, it’s a bit like knitting with cobwebs; very clingy and light. I am enjoying the rustic looking fabric that is being created. I wanted to share some photos from today.
My mawata came from Wooliebullie on Etsy and the color is Peony. The pattern I am using is from the book The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns. This really is an interesting book that allows for patterns in any gauge.
Here is a great video on knitting with unspun mawata.