Knitting for Olive Pure Silk is a soft, luxury fingering weight yarn of pure bourette silk (raw silk). It is 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 typically absorbs in the region of 30% of its weight in moisture whilst still feeling dry against the skin so it is especially suitable for summer wear. Silk, like wool, has insulating properties, retaining heat in cold weather.
The little butterfly on the label indicates that the chrysalises were allowed to mature into butterflies, thereby allowing them to complete their life cycle.
The spinning mill follows ethical, technical and environmental standards. This means that the yarns are free from harmful chemicals.
The yarn is STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified.
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Knitting for Olive makes knitting patterns for the ones you love – and now for you, too.
At the end of 2015, they started selling knitting patterns for babies and toddlers. They quickly expanded to children’s sizes as well, and in 2018 they designed our first adult-sized patterns.
To be able to give you the best knitting experience, they decided to offer Knitting for Olive yarns. Our vision is to offer high-quality yarns made of pure natural fibres created with respect for both the animals and our environment.
They are a family-run business based in Copenhagen. They are surrounded by lots of kids, who give us countless inspiration and ideas.