Empress Elite is a luxury blended thread from The Pure Palette. If you are a knitter you know that “luxury blend” is code for silk and cashmere. Indeed, Empress Elite uses those two threads, along with Merino Wool to make an incredibly soft thread, perfect for 18 mesh canvas.
Two-ply but used as a single strand,this thread is a delight. It’s hand-dyed so there are slight (in my skein very slight) variations in color. It is available in either 20 yard skeins or 1/2 ounce hanks.
There are 108 colors (The color chart is available on-line). At TNNA I saw a couple of canvases stitched entirely in Empress Elite and they were lovely. The thread gives a nice tight stitch and could easily be used instead of any other wool on 18 mesh.
In this mini-sock I used it for the carrots. Because I wanted them padded and I was in a hurry, I used Empress Elite for the padding. Her I found the weakness of the soft hand. It just isn’t stiff enough to be used to give lift to covering stitches.
Even so, I just loved this thread. Now I’m looking for other places to use it.
Please note: These threads were provided to me for evaluation and review. I was not compensated for this review.