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. A skeins comes slightly in a different size. We will confirm the weight and the exact cost of the skein at the time of your order.
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content: 100% ramie
yardage: approx. 600 yds.
suggested needle size for knitting: us no. 3-5