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Fiber Content: 50% Baby Alpaca, 50% Mulberry Silk
Weight: DK
Knitting Gauge: 5.5 sts = 1” n #5-7 needles (3.75mm – 4.00m)
Crochet Gauge: 12-17 sc = 4” on 7-I hooks
Yards: 219
Grams: 100
Put Up: Hank
Care: Hand wash/dry flat

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Diadem Solid DK Yarn

$17.99 100g / Hank

Now available in a striking array of saturated solid colors! Diadem is an ultra-luxe single ply DK weight yarn with very subtle differences in thickness, the result is a fabric that is plush with a delicate drape. The combination of super-soft baby alpaca with the dazzling sheen of silk makes Diadem the ultimate splurge-worthy yarn for special projects and gifts.
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5 out of 5 stars

I love this luxurious yarn. I'm making a drop-stitch scarf in the turquoise color. Just a small caveat though, it splits quite easily, so a more rounded needle would be the preference.

5 out of 5 stars

I'm currently in the process of knitting a simple linen stitch scarf using this fabulous fiber. I initially purchased Argent and Platinum. Knitting 6 rows of Platinum, then 6 rows using both (every other stitch, to create a variegated look), and 6 rows Argent. It is so beautiful and the hand is so soft, that I came back and ordered 4 more colors for 2 more scarves. Highly recommend.

2 out of 5 stars

I've been buying from knit picks for a while now, and loved what j saw and read about diadem on their website. However I've learn from a very expensive mistake that this yarn felts very easily. It was my own silly fault for not flowing the instructions but I did want a slightly felted touch to my crochet shrug so that it could seem less fibrous. Diadem is a very very fibrous yarn which irritates the nose if you suffer from hayfever, allergy, asthama or just have a cold. I have a sensitive nose so I really struggled with this yarn as it is so beautiful and soft that hardly anyone can resist it. I'm just very saddened with my costly mistake... I bought 4 Hanks of diadem and make myself a beauftiful crochet jumper. All wasted now as it will have to be a handbag! ??

4 out of 5 stars

This yarn is all that they say and more. It's beautiful! However, I must give a word of caution: If you have ASTHMA, please be careful when winding this! I have moderate asthma, and winding three skeins in one evening gave me an attack that brought me to the emergency room. I do not have any sort of allergy to natural fibers, but the baby alpaca is so fine that it flies off when winding, and created breathing problems for me. Of course, I fully intend to wind the other three skeins -- it's too wonderful not to use! -- but I'll be sure to wear a lightweight face mask when I do so.

5 out of 5 stars

This yarn is the SOFTEST!! The ultimate splurge. I have yet to put it to my needles, but I anticipate pure knitting bliss. I purchased a scarf pattern from KnitPicks and will soon be starting my project. Platinum solid is a beautiful ivory/gray. Classic, gorgeous, can't wait for the finished product.

5 out of 5 stars

I haven't even started working with this yarn yet and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! It feels so luxurious! I plan to make a shall for my wedding and I can't wait to see how it turns out with this yarn.

3 out of 5 stars

This is definitely a very luscious yarn. The softness and sheen are almost unbeatable, and this is definitely a yarn to use for special gifts. Fair warning, though: This stuff sheds like CRAZY. The twist is so loose and the fibers are so soft and slick that no matter how you try to handle it, it casts off fuzz in every direction every time you touch it. I would definitely advise keeping a lint roller handy as you work with this yarn; you're going to be covered in fluff by the time you're done. Just rolling it up into balls put enough shed fibers all over my clothes that I could probably have spun them up into another couple yards of yarn. Such is the nature of baby alpaca, though, unfortunately. If you're willing to look past the shedding issue, this is a great yarn for things that need to be super-soft and shiny. It is just a tad bit more difficult to work with than less-slick and soft fibers, or a yarn with a tighter twist.

5 out of 5 stars

This is spectacular yarn! The colors are stunning, the texture, sheen and drape are amazing. I made a beautiful shawl that falls around your shoulders like liquid butter, this shawl is by far the most stunning creation I have made. Can't say enough about this yarn, I have bought a bunch more to create more shawls.

5 out of 5 stars

Just simply divine yarn to work with. Just finished crocheting a shawl with the azurite. It feels so luxurious!

5 out of 5 stars

When you are knitting for a fellow knitter, you want to use very nice yarn...I used this yarn to make a scarf for my friend, and she loved it! So that is high praise to me! The colors are just beautiful and the yarn is easy on the hands...stitch definition is super, so if you to get high impact with complex stitches or make simple stitches look great, i highly recommend this yarn.

5 out of 5 stars

This yarn is beyond luxurious. I knit two Roaring Twenties cloche' with this yarn and the result, in the words of one recipient, looked "couture." The yarn does not split, is very easy to work, and the finished garment or accessory will stand a great chance of looking "couture."