This kit contains one cake of Bilum Pukpuk (80% merino wool 20% silk, 800m / 100g) and the Rainbow shawl pattern by Ágnes Kutas. There are five colours to choose from.
The lace yarn makes this shawl light and airy, the beads in the border add swing and drape. The pattern comes with charted and written out directions and includes a tutorial for beading.
Bilum Pukpuk is a natural yarn made of 80% soft merino and 20% silk. Ideal for light lace shawls.
Bilum yarns are carefully and lovingly dyed by hand. The process is complex, but worth every moment because this is the only way to ensure that the colours change very slowly with no abrupt colour changes. There are many colour gradient sets and plied yarn cakes available on the market (containing tiny knots where the colours change). With these sets and cakes, the knitted piece is essentially striped: it is possible to see exactly in which row the next colour changed. This is not the case with Bilum yarns, the colour changes are smooth. The dyer and her team in Hungary invested a lot of time to optimize their dying method, which you can clearly see on the cakes!
Please note that this kit contains the yarn and the pattern only. It does NOT include beads, knitting needles or notions.