Knitting For Olive Pure Silk is a soft, exclusive yarn of pure bourette silk (raw silk) produced from silk fibers collected from cocoons after the chrysalises are allowed to mature into moths and escape.
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 especially suitable for summer wear. At the same time, silk, like wool, has insulating properties, retaining heat in cold weather.
The yarn is Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified, and the little butterfly on the label indicates that the chrysalids were allowed to evolve into butterflies, thereby allowing them to complete their life cycle.
The spinning mill follows ethical, technical and environmental standards creating yarns free from harmful chemicals.
Composition: 100 % Silk, Oeko-Tex Standard 100
Yarn weight: Fingering
Yarn length: 250 metres / 273 yards
Gauge: 28 sts and 38 rows = 10 cm using 3 mm needles
Care: Hand wash, reshape whilst damp, dry flat.
Please note that we can not guarantee that the colour of the yarn is completely identical to the image on your screen, as the colour may appear different from screen to screen.