Sue Simonton of Little Gidding Farm Provided This Valuable Information About Knitting With Suri
WHY KNIT WITH SURI? WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
WHAT ARE THE PROPERTIES OF SURI YARN?
WHAT DOES FINE MEAN?
The Suri Network, along with the Australians, the Canadians, and Peruvians class fibers as follows:
Grade #1,Suri Ultimate, <20 microns (μm),
Grade #2, Suri Superfine, 20 -22.9 μm,
Grade #3, Suri Classic, 23-25.9μm,
Grade # 4, 26-28.9μm.
Grade #5, 29-31.9μm, G6 32-35μm.
Classing or grading provides guidelines for sorting fiber into micron, color and staple length.
The fibers’ micron grade will determine how the yarn is used as well as its price.
Fine Suri, Grades #1 or #2 can be worn next to the skin, a Grade #3, if it is carefully sorted with few
fibers over 30, can make a comfortable garment—coarser fiber is best used for rugs or felting.
HOW DO I USE MY FINE SURI YARN? HOW DO I FIND PATTERNS?