This is the reproduction of my 2020 "The Tale of Genji" Collection, which is themed in Japanese oldest novel written by a Murasaki Shikibu, noble woman and lady-in-waiting in early 11th century. The story mainly focuses on Hikaru Genji (son of the emperor but demoted to a commoner as his mother was low ranked concubine without strong family background) and his romance.
If you are interested in this novel that is still highly appreciated and loved in Japan, this Wikipedia page would give you some more information. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tale_of_Genji
This colorway is inspired by Oborozukiyo, a daughter of Genji's political adversary who became Genji's lover despite of her parents' wish to make her a wife of the emperor (Genji's elder brother).
Approx. 430 m (470 yds)/100g (3.5oz) per skein
Gauge: 22 sts x 32 rows with US5, 3.75mm needles (Can be knit with lower gauge for lighter fabric for summer garments)
Japan has a long tradition of producing silk and kimono, and once was a major exporting country of silk.
In feudal Edo period, Shogunate prohibited commoners from wearing luxurious filament silk. Instead, wealthy merchants and landlords wore noil silk (tsumugi) kimono to enjoy the most comfort and luxury as allowed to them. Nowadays noil silk kimono is considered informal but chic and smart, and there are many kimono lovers who prefer noil silk to gorgeous and formal filament silk kimono.
Due to the nature of noil silk and its production process, there can be small pieces of plant fiber found in the yarn.
Due to the nature of hand dyed yarn, there is no "dye lot" and no two skeins are same. I'd recommend altering skeins when using multiple skeins for larger projects.
There can be knot(s) in a skein due to the production process.
Hand wash in cold or lukewarm water with mild detergent, and lay flat in the shade to dry.
Silk may turn yellow due to its nature, and dyed fiber, yarn and fabric (especially those in pale colors) are subject to fade under the direct sunlight. Please avoid direct sunlight and let your precious projects dry in the shade after washing.
I wash the dyed yarn thoroughly with wool detergent, but hand-dyed yarn, especially in dark colors, may bleed for the first couple of wash. Please wash the item separately.
All my yarn is dyed and stored in a smoke-free, pet-free home.
I try to represent the color as accurately as possible in my item photo. However, the colors may look different by monitor.
All domestic orders are shipped by Yamato.
Shipping fee varies depending on the prefecture of the shipping address. Please refer to the following table for the detail.
Process time for international orders: 2 to 7 business days.
International shipping is temporarily limited to some countries and an area in Asia as follows due to COVID-19:
I will closely monitor the international postal service situation, and will announce on this shop, Instagram and newsletter when I start shipping other countries again. (I am not planning to ship to EU due to custom duty and regulations.)