like silk stainless steel, the core is stainless steel and wool is wrapped around the core. because of the stainless steel, there is a memory in the yarn. create something, twist it around! it will stay in that shape unless you straighten it out. it is probably easiest if you knit this yarn in 2 strands, however a lace stitch in a single strand is beautiful. if you have a difficulty casting on this yarn, please use another similar color/weight cotton or silk thread to cast on first then switch to this yarn on the 3rd row or so. works fine as a warp yarn for weavers, but it is a bit tricky. if you are just starting to use this yarn, use it as a weft yarn first. 4-5 cones will be a whole garment.
unit size: 1/2 oz.
content: 75% wool, 25% stainless steel
yardage: 274 yds.
suggested epi for weaving: 20-30
suggested needle size for knitting: us no 3-8