Jawoll Silk superwash is a beautiful yarn. It is made from Tussah silk and wool from the Corriedale sheep. This type of silk is wild silk, obtained from the caterpillars or cocoons of free-living Japanese oak silk moths. The thread is also a little stronger than mulberry silk - an unwound cocoon usually yields a silk thread between 1200 to 1400 metres long.
For Jawoll Silk, only the finest part of the wool fleece is sorted out during shearing. The average thickness, the diameter of the fibre, is just 25 microns (1 micron = 1/1000 mm) so the wool feels very soft and is very comfortable to wear. The Corriedale sheep live all year round in the natural wilds of Patagonia.
Jawoll Silk is suited to a wide variety of knitting, from socks to shawls and sweaters to heirloom baby blankets.
55% Superwash Corriedale Wool, 25% Nylon, 20% Silk
Yardage: 218 yd / 200 m per ball, 50g
Needle Size/Tension: 2.5-3.0mm | 28-30 sts