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Fiber Content: 50% Baby Alpaca, 50% Mulberry Silk
Weight: Fingering
Knitting Gauge: 7-8 sts = 1" on#1-3 needles (2.25mm - 3.25mm)
Crochet Gauge: 21-32 sc = 4'' on B-E hooks
Yards: 329
Grams: 100
Put Up: Hank
Care: Hand wash/dry flat

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4.555555 out of 5 stars

Diadem Solid Fingering Yarn

$17.99 100g / Hank


Now available in a striking array of saturated solid colors! Diadem is an ultra-luxe single ply fingering 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

Yowza! L.O.V.E. This yarn is fabulous! Making it fabulous is the softness and gauge thicker gauge. I'm knitting a sweater with it using 3 1/4 mm needles and it's working up really fast. It's called fingering but isn't slippery and clumsy to work with like a previous fingering I purchased. As it is not worsted one has to be careful to catch all the fibre in every stitch or it separates really easily. Do yourself a favour and buy some of this yarn. I'm debating getting another colour but don't have any more sweater patterns for this gauge. Would love a turtle neck pattern for this fibre!! Knit Picks can you help?

3 out of 5 stars

I fell in love with this yarn when I first saw it and knitted up a beanie for myself in the Azurite Solid. The first few washes I did by hand and laid out the beanie on a towel to dry. Then one day I decided to put it in the washer. Whatever you do, do NOT wash this yarn in a washer or dry in a dryer. My beautiful beanie is now a "baby" beanie. It just seized right up into one small tight fitting ball. My mistake and my fault. Otherwise the yarn is simply gorgeous.

3 out of 5 stars

Yarn is wonderful and soft however, the color is inconsistent and forms subtile stripes - not what I expected

5 out of 5 stars

I have nearly finished my first project with this wonderful yarn and am already planning another. (I have just purchased 5 more skeins in Platinum). Knitted up this yarn feels nearly weightless and is like a soft warm puff of air on the skin. The alpaca creates a beautiful simmering cloud that is amazingly soft and the silk gives the shawl a lovely silvery sheen. Please note: I have noticed some troubling posts on Ravelry concerning this yarn and suspect they were made by individuals unaccustomed to working with single-plied, loosely spun yarn and or alpaca fibers. Yes, a delicate yarn like this needs TLC, but the results are truly stunning. The alpaca creates a lovely halo - it sheds because it is long fiber alpaca, shedding is normal. A Continental knitter, I am using KP's wooden needles and having absolutely no problems with splitting although I am paying more attention to my stitches than I would if using a more tightly plied yarn.

5 out of 5 stars

Hooolllleeeeyyyy smokes! The nicest yarn I've ever had. I'm making a wedding shawl with it and wanted it to be higher quality and that's exactly what I got. I was worried the Pearl color would be too stark white, but it's got a beautiful natural cream/grayish sheen to it while still being white (Platinum would have definitely been too gray). I took it out of the bag and immediately melted, it was so soft. Buy this for your higher quality projects. Highly recommend.

5 out of 5 stars

This yarn is magnifcent. I am making long cardigan from it. It's taking a long time, being fingering weight and tiny stitches, but it's coming out absolutely beauiful. It's a joy to work with, it's so soft. I bought the green, and the color is amazing. I'm going to get one each of the other colors to decide which to pick for my next project. I plan on having LOTS of this yarn.

5 out of 5 stars

Finished Silver Star wrap in Copper solid diadem and it's GORGEOUS!! It's a little difficult to wind into balls, and, yes, it does break occasionally BUT the finished product is well worth the extra TLC Diadem requires. It blocks beautifully and feels like a dream as you knit with it. This copper Diadem Silver Star wrap will be beautiful on my strawberry blonde daughter! Don't forget to swatch.

5 out of 5 stars

I got a skein of Diadem free in yarn grab bag promotion. It was so soft, I immediately had to start knitting it. Although it is a little splitty and differs a bit in thickness like Chroma, the yarn is definitely worth the splurge. I ordered 6 more skeins of Diadem and I finished my scarf in less than two weeks. I can't wait to see what my friends and family think of the beautiful scarves I am making for them!

5 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn! Its softness and sheen are unmatched, and the drape is incredible. The colors are brilliant -- perfect for colorwork.