Jawoll Silk is a beautiful sock yarn 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 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. Because of the scant food supply, their wool remains white and grows to an average staple length of 10cm. This makes it take dye well, the colours are gorgeous, and the finished yarn is highly resistant to pilling. Perfect for socks, baby projects and lightweight sweaters.
55% Superwash Corriedale Wool, 25% Nylon, 20% Silk
Meters Per Ball: 200 m
Yards Per Ball: 218 yds
Needle Size/Tension: 2.5-3.0mm | 28-30 sts
You will need two balls for an adult sized pair of socks.