This was a LONG spinning session. I managed to get 625 yards out of my 5 ounce braid. I got out of my normal happy spinner speed and got the ratio cranked up and gave this single a tight twist. I was not really sure if I had ruined it with so much twist, but after the twist was set, shocked and slapped a bit it hang just beautifully to dry.
The fiber in this braid is BFL (blue faced Leicester sheep) and Bombay Silk. I believe the difference between this silk and Tussah is the worm for tussah is not strictly mulberry and its fiber is not super white. The Bombay silk worm is strictly a Mulberry leaf eater giving the rich white silk. This was dyed by Corgi Hill Farms and purchased on Etsy. Their graduated fibers are my obsession. Also their braids are 5 ounces! I have given myself the pleasure of creating a pre-knitting swatch for a project I want to do using this size US#5 needle. Looks perfect! Its a beautiful strong single ply in a fingering weight, perfect for several different shawl patterns.