Knitting for Olive Pure Silk

Knitting for Olive

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This soft, luxurious silk is produced in Italy, following ethical, technical and environmental standards in order to create a yarn free from harmful chemicals and especially suitable  for babies and children. 

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.

The yarn is STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified, meaning that it is free from any harmful chemicals.

Fibre: 100% Silk

Weight: Fingering

  • Weight per ball: 50g (1.75 oz)
  • Meters per ball: 250m (273 yds)
  • Needle size: 3mm
  • Tension:  28 sts x 38 rpws/10cm
  • Care: Hand wash cool, dry flat