This special yarn is made from the stalk of ramie plant. The skin of the stalk is stripped, and the fiber is split to a hair thin weight one by one into approx. 1 yard length. The ends are twisted and connected together all by hand. Extremely labor intensively created yarn. Still available from a small village in China. Makes an unusual light knitted fabric when carried 3- strands together. Great texture for weavers, basket makers, etc. Very sculptural. Dyes well. The color may change from one lot to the other. Each ball weigh slightly different. We will confirm the weight and the exact cost when you order.
There is also an indigo ramie ball available. Please take a look here.
content: 100% ramie
yardage: approx. 775 yds.
suggested needle size for knitting: us no. 3-5