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Kreinik #16 HL Braid 10 m spool

Round metallic thread, our mid-size in the Braid line. 

  • Bright, bold Hi Lustre colors (has "HL" in color number), 62% polyester, 38% nylon
  • Muted, antiqued Vintage colors (has "V" in color number), 64% polyester, 36% nylon
  • Prismatic Holographic colors (has "L" in color number), 100% polyester
  • Fun glow-in-the-dark colors (has "F" in color number), 80% polyester, 20% nylon
  • Classic, standard Basic colors (no letters in color number), 65% polyester, 35% nylon

The basic metallic colors (no letter in the color numbers) are the softest. The colors with letters in the color numbers may be slightly thicker or slightly stiffer.

  • IN FLY FISHING: Ideal for heavier or larger lures. Can also fray the ends for a Flash-like effect.
  • IN NEEDLEWORK: Use Medium (#16) Braid in Cross Stitch  on 10- & 11-count fabrics, or in Needlepoint on 14- to 18-mesh canvas. You can also couch this thicker metallic in embroidery designs.
  • IN WEAVING: Sett 12 epi
  • IN KNITTING & CROCHET: Fingering weight. Needle/hook size: 1 to 5, 1.75mm+
  • CARE: Hand and machine washable; tumble dry on low. Do not iron directly onto the metallic; use a press cloth. Note: some colors like red may bleed, so we recommend testing a swatch before washing your entire project.

Medium #16 Braid also comes in a wired version, called Wired Braid, ideal for shaping and outlining (couch or tack down)