Pure Silk

$18.95 Regular price
Type: Yarn
Colour - Poppy Blue L1
20 available


Pure Silk from Knitting for Olive is an exquisite yarn made from pure bourette silk (raw silk) collected after the chrysalises have matured into moths and flown away. Its heat-regulating qualities make it perfect for all-season apparel. It can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture while still feeling dry against your skin, making it ideal for summer wear. With insulating properties similar to wool, silk keeps you warm in colder weather.

Look for the little butterfly on the label, a sign that the chrysalises were allowed to complete their life cycle. 

Knitting for Olive's spinning mill is committed to ethical, technical, and environmental standards, ensuring that their yarns are free from harmful chemicals.

The yarn is STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified. Learn more.

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  • Fiber Content: 100% Silk
  • Fingering Weight: 50g / 273yds / 250m
  • Needle Size: 1-3 US / 2.25-3.25mm
  • 27-32 sts per 4 inches / 10cm (Suggested gauge only)
  • Hook Size: B-1 to E-4 US / 2.25-3.5mm
  • 21-32 sc per 4 inches / 10cm (Suggested gauge only) 

Care Instructions

  • Hand wash in tepid water using a mild soap. 
  • Do not agitate or twist. 
  • Shape and dry on a flat towel.