Knitting for Olive Pure Silk

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Knitting for Olive's Pure Silk is a soft, exclusive yarn of pure bourette silk (raw silk) produced from silk fibres 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.

Knitting for Olive's spinning mill follows ethical, technical and environmental standards creating yarns free from harmful chemicals.

Fibre Content: 100% silk Oeko-Tex standard 100

Suggested Needle: 3mm

Length: 250m fingering weight/4 ply

Gauge: 28 sts x 38 rows = 10 cm

Washing: Hand wash in cool water, dry flat

Weight: 50g