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I usually don't review yarn until I have completed a garment, but in this case I feel comfortable doing so after knitting a gauge swatch for my first project.
I ordered 1 kg of yarn, and after receiving it ordered another kg because I want to make several garments. I don't often order internationally, and was a little nervous about how long it might take to get the yarn through Customs (into the USA) and whether there would be import duties. Muezart shipped both orders within a few hours after I submitted them, and both arrived quickly. In fact, I placed an order from a domestic (US) source at the same time I placed the first Muezart order and both arrived on the same day. There were no additional costs.
The Muezart website depicts the yarn accurately. It is, as they say, a light fingering-weight yarn. My gauge is 7 stitches and 10 rows per inch on size 0 needles...they recommend size 1-3, but I always use smaller needles so this is consistent with their recommendations. The texture is slubby and irregular with thick-thin spots (this is easily viewable in the website photos of the product). It is very soft and knits easily. One of the reasons I like silk for warm-weather knitting is that I find cotton hard to knit with...it seems to 'resist' being knit and fatigues my hands. Linen (which I adore) is even worse: it's like knitting with wire. Eri silk has neither of these issues. Even at the end of a very long knitting day I was able to bang out a gauge swatch with little additional fatigue.
The website warns that the yarn must be wound by hand. I was prepared to jettison the ball-winder, and that was necessary. I've only wound two hanks at this point. One of them I was able to wind with the ball-winder (slowly and carefully...an electric winder would not have worked), but the other I had to wind by hand because the strands in the hank were tangled with each other and I had to pass the ball through loops in order to wind it. Fortunately, the yarn is very strong, so there was no breakage. I suspect, just by visual inspection, that some of the other hanks will be windable with the ball-winder and others won't.
I am extremely happy with this product. It is exactly what I hoped it would be. Think of it as "raw" silk as opposed to mulberry silk, which has a shiny and regular finish. One advantage it has over mulberry silk is that it doesn't snag. I have made multiple garments with mulberry silk and its tiny, fine filaments can snag on almost anything (like a hangnail or rough skin on your fingers) and produce teeny fuzzy bits. Eri silk has a completely different texture and will produce a less fragile finish. I highly recommend this product, and I am very happy with Muezart service.