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Pure Silk - Knitting for Olive

Pure Silk - Knitting for Olive

Regular price $12.00 USD
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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 little butterfly on the label indicates that the chrysalids were allowed to evolve into butterflies, thereby allowing them to complete their life cycle.

Our spinning mill follows ethical, technical and environmental standards creating yarns free from harmful chemicals.

Fiber Content: 100% Silk

Weight: Fingering

Gauge: 28 sts = 4 inches with US 2.5 - 3mm needle

Weight/ Yardage: 50g/273 yards/250 meters

Country of Origin: China/Mongolia

Hand washing with gentle soap is recommended. Lay Flat to dry.

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