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 to30% 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.
Knitting for Olive yarns are traceable back to the individual farms, which means they know exactly which farms, farmers, and goats their wool comes from.
Fibre: 100% silk, Oeko-Tex Standard 100
Skein weight: 50g
Needle size: 3mm
Gauge: 28 sts and 38 rows = 10cm
Care instructions: Handwash cool. Lay flat to dry.
This is a beautiful yarn to knit with , so much so that I have placed another order to make the Suri summer Tee ( which I saw on the yarn stories fab podcast four on you tube ) so thank you for providing such inspiration