Habu Yarn Sampler No. 3 | GIMA

If you have travelled in Japan in the summer time, you will notice an extreme high humidity. You will not want to wear clingy fabric against your skin. One of the great yarns still being created in Japan to battle this climate is GIMA process & this sampler focuses on those yarns.

GIMA means "to fake linen" in Japanese. The yarn is usually very flat consisting of several strands of silk or cotton lined up and sized (glued) together with liquified viscose. The sizing makes the yarn feel crisp and linen like, so comes the naming of GIMA. 

It can be silk or cotton and the width can be anywhere from 1 to 5 mm. Although the yarn seems hard at first, most of them soften up simply by handling them. Steaming or washing will further soften the fiber, but the fabric will still retain a body.

The sampler includes approx. 7 gm. each of:

A-174 cotton
A-134 aresoco cotton
N-5B wide cotton
N-6 silk 
A-11 kakishibu cotton
N-65 printed cotton

The approx. total yardage is about 350 yards. One can me a tank top from 56 gm. of A-174, so imagine what you can do with those!

Please note that the colors you see on the screen may not be accurate as each monitor displays differently. Thank you for your understanding.
content: cotton, silk
approx. dimensions for M size: not applicable
pattern source: not applicable