Luxuriously soft, with a smooth texture this decadent, 100% silk yarn is just begging to be transformed into spring/summer tops to augment an everyday wardrobe, or black-tie worthy shawls and wraps. Silk has extensive heat-regulating qualities and can 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. Silk fibre has no elastic properties so pick projects made especially for silk or ones that can accommodate lots of drape.
You could also try combining the juicy colours of Pure Silk with Knitting For Olive's Soft Mohair Silk. The resulting fabric would be truly special; shiny, fluid, and fuzzy.
Knitting For Olive applies it's ethical production values to all of it's yarns. The Pure Silk is produced in Italy, made chemically free and Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified. The raw silk fibres are collected from cocoons after the chrysalises are allowed to mature into moths and escape to complete their lifecycle.
Fibre: 100% Silk
Yardage: 250m / 273 yards
Gauge: 28 stitches per 10cm / 4 inches with 3mm needles
Care: hand wash in cold, lay flat to dry
Pattern ideas: Cumulus Tee, Venetian Tank, Bohemian Ruffle Top, Sunday Tee, Milkweed, Bonjour Hi, Featherweight Cardigan, Sol, Florence Tank, Roman Holiday
Pattern ideas for Pure Silk stranded with Soft Silk Mohair: Baby Bear Bonnet, Olive's Jumpsuit , Olive's Wrap, Roxy Romper and Dress
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