US 1-3/B-D (2.25-3.25 mm) • 7-8 stitches/inch • 328 yards • Lace
70 percent baby alpaca, 30 percent Merino
A 2-ply from Shibui that combines sharp definition with a soft hand. Try it doubled or tripled, on its own, or in combination with other Shibui yarns. Be creative! Your options are unlimited.
US 8/H (5.0 mm) • 4.5-5 stitches/inch • 110 yards • Worsted
85 percent Merino, 15 percent cashmere
True luxury in a true worsted weight. Here extra fine merino and cashmere, neatly plied, are dyed up in Shibui’s signature sophisticated palette and backed by their unparalleled pattern support. Swoon! Drift is an ideal choice for special garments and accessories.
US 5/F (3.75 mm) • 5.5-5.75 stitches/inch • 160 yards • DK
52 percent silk noil, 48 percent Merino
Aptly named Echo blends two luxury fibers with a fine twist, yielding a durable fabric with a lightly marled finish that is exceptionally gentle next to the skin. Perfect for garments and accessories, used alone or in tandem with another Shibui beauty.
US 4/E (3.5 mm) • 6 stitches/inch • 232 yards • Sport
100 certified organic cotton
Fern marks another elegant addition to Shibui’s unparalleled collection of season-spanning yarns, here with a cable-plied sport weight that’s been brushed for a matte finish and a downy halo. Fern will surprise you: soft from the moment you begin to work with it, yielding fabric with a beautiful drape that belies its pure cotton content. As usual, Fern plays nicely on its own or when held with other Shibui yarns, and it’s ideal for weightless garments and accessories.
US 3/E (3.25 mm) • 7-7.25 stitches/inch • 401 yards • Lace
60 percent extra fine Merino, 40 percent mulberry silk
Lunar’s mulberry silk will lend a soft shine to anything you create, whether you use this pretty laceweight alone or in combination with Shibui’s other bases. Of course, Shibui’s pattern support is outstanding, but Lunar will bring elegance and drape to traditional lace patterns as well.
US 6/G (4.0 mm) • 5.5–6 stitches/inch • 175 yards • DK/Worsted
75 percent Fine Highland wool, 25 percent alpaca
With a soft core of wool and alpaca wrapped in contrasting strands of fine wool, Nest is uniquely cozy and luxurious. It plays well alone or with others, like all Shibui’s beauties, and it’s perfect for garments and accessories alike. Hand wash, and lay flat to dry.
0-3/B-D (2-3.25 mm) • 6.25-8 stitches/inch • 224 yards • Fingering
48 percent silk, 36 percent Merino, 16 percent cashmere
Pebble’s separate plies allow its fibers to maintain their distinct characteristics while yielding a fabric that is greater than the sum of its parts: airy and plush. The colors are complex and tweedy; experiment with doubling or tripling strands or using Pebble in combination with Shibui’s other yarns. Great for colorwork, lace, garments, accessories.
US 6/G (4 mm) • 5.5 stitches/inch • 135 yards • DK
100 percent cotton
Rain is a revelation: mercerized cotton with a subtle sheen and a notably soft hand. Rain’s chain construction means that your creations will retain their shape and fluidity, and before you know it you’ll have a wardrobe full of wearable warm-weather goods!
US 5/F (3.75 mm) • 6.5-7 stitches/inch • 246 yards • Fingering
100 percent linen
The chainette construction of Shibui’s Reed means this yarn flows easily across your needles or hook, yielding garments and accessories with grace and movement. Bonus: Shibui’s pattern support for Reed features typically elegant and easy goods, but Reed may also be used for any of the patterns originally created for the retired Shibui Linen.
US 7/G-H (4.5 mm) • 5 stitches/inch • 330 yards • Lace
60 percent kid mohair, 40 percent silk
A halo of brushed mohair above a core of silk. Technically a lace-weight, and generously skeined, this yarn works up beautifully at a variety of gauges and would love to be your new best friend. Perfect on its own for a cowl, scarf, shawl, hat, or anything special, this yarn (like all Shibui’s yarns) also plays very well with others.
1-2/B-C (2.25-2.75) • 7-8 stitches/inch • 191 yards • Fingering
70 percent superwash Merino, 30 percent silk
A plied, soft yarn in bright, cool colors: perfectly suited for colorwork, clean and sophisticated on its own. You could, if you were so inclined, make someone very special socks with this too.
US 7/G–H (3.25–3.5 mm) • 4–4.5 stitches/inch • 190 yards
65 percent silk, 35 percent kid mohair
A new, graceful take on silk and mohair from Shibui, this time with a subtle tweedy effect. Knit Tweed Silk Cloud alone to craft delicate accessories, or combine it with other Shibui yarns to bring texture and dimension to all kinds of goods. Hand wash, and lay flat to dry.
US 4/E (3.5 mm) • 5.5 stitches/inch • 190 yards • Sport
46 percent linen, 42 percent recycled silk, 12 percent wool
A unique plied yarn, in Shibui’s signature cool colors. Twig yields fabric that is cool, soft, and drapey, but it also plays well with other. Shibui, to be repetitive, has awesome pattern support, and your options are unlimited.