Silken Straw is a fabulous silk yarn from Alchemy Yarns. Of course, there aren't any of Alchemy's yarns that I don't love. The colors are beautiful and rich and the yarns themselves are very special. One of my favorites is their Silken Straw. It's a silk yarn that is almost papery in its feel and appearnce. It's a very narrow ribbon that softens as you knit and wear it. I've used it, along with other Alchemy yarns in my Bohemian scarves, and I just love it!! Oh, I think I've made that point already! One thing I'd been wanting to make with Silken Straw is a necklace. The colors are so beautiful and I knew I probably had lots of beads that would coordinate with it. I don't have many skeins of it because it's not an inexpensive yarn, but I do occasionally splurge and buy a skein I just can't resist. The color I chose for this necklace was "Desert Song". I had some matte peach long magatamas and I loved the way the beads and the yarn complimented each other. I brought a bead up at the beginning of each row of garter stitch and used short rows for shaping. A copper slide clasp was all it needed to finish it off. I think it looks simple but elegant.
The peachy color of the magatamas was hard to capture, but they really are a lovely matte peach color.
I'm finishing up another knitted necklace that is going to use another color of Silken Straw as an embellishment. Hopefully, it'll be ready for photos soon.
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