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Brand: ITO yarns

Product: Kinu

Composition: 100% Silk 

Category: 2 ply / 3 ply

Length: 425m / 464 yds

Unit weight: 50 g 

Gauge: 28 stitches over 10 cm (4”) on 2,00 mm needles

Needles: 2 – 3 mm

Care: Gentle hand wash recommended, dry flat. 


Kinu is a 100% silk noil yarn, also called organic silk, as it is produced from the leftovers of spun filament silk. Differently colored fibers are blended for this silk noil yarn, to produce a melange effect. Kinu is an all-purpose silk yarn – for sportive as well as for elegant wear. Knit it single or multistranded. Enjoy its pleasant feel. Available in 43 colors.

Kaleidoscope’s rating = KKKK

Skin softness :  5 /5– The more you wear and wash this yarn the softer it gets.

Colour palette:  5/5 – as with all Ito yarns their palette is vast!

Pattern usage :  3.5/5 – silk yarns drape, so bear this in mind.

Value for money: 5/5 – silk – 400m – what’s not to like?

Wear and tear: 5 /5 – Although this yarn does break quite easily, once knitted up it’s fine and will still look great in the future.

Pattern ideas :


The shawl is worked bottom up with short rows in ITO Kinu (100% silk) held together with ITO Sensai (60% mohair, 40% silk).

For the grayish version you’ll need:
1 x ITO Kinu #350 Angora
1 x ITO Kinu #356 Cream
1 x ITO Kinu #352 Logwood
4 x ITO Sensai #335 Goat

For the brownish version you’ll need:
1 x ITO Kinu #399 Peach
1 x ITO Kinu #355 Caravan
1 x ITO Kinu #386 Gray
3 x ITO Sensai #302 Cinnamon
2 x ITO Sensai #322 Charcoal


Additional information

Weight 85 g