Knitting for Olive Pure Silk
100% bourette silk
Knitting for Olive Pure Silk is a soft, exclusive yarn of pure bourette silk (raw silk). With a luxurious gleam and gorgeous texture, this light fingering weight silk yarn is wonderful for garments and accessories and comes in an elegant palette.
Knitting for Olive Pure Silk is a soft, exclusive yarn of pure bourette silk (raw silk) produced from silk fibres collected from cocoons after the pupating caterpillars are allowed to mature into moths and escape. With a luxurious gleam and gorgeous texture, this light fingering weight silk yarn is wonderful for light weight garments and accessories (especially shawls) and comes in an elegant, thoughfully curated palette. Hold with Knitting for Olive Soft Silk Mohair for an extra delicious and fluffy fabric.
Silk has extensive heat-regulating qualities and can therefore be used in garments all year round. Silk can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture while still feeling dry against your skin, so it is wonderful for summer wear. At the same time, silk, like wool, has insulating properties, retaining heat in cold weather.
The little moth on the yarn label indicates that the pupae were allowed to evolve into moths, thereby allowing them to complete their life cycle.
- 4ply / light fingering weight
- 100% silk
- 250m per 50g ball
- Gauge: 28 - 32 sts over 10 cm/4"
- Needle size: 3mm or size required by the pattern
- Hand-wash in cool water, dry flat
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The Knitting for Olive spinning mill follows ethical, technical and environmental standards creating yarns free from harmful chemicals. The yarn is STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified
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