Kouki is a tape yarn from ramie and silk. Ramie is also called the linen of the east. The plant belongs to the family of nettle plants. The fiber comes from its stem. Ramie is the highest quality best fiber and has a unique strength with a silk-like shine. The processing of the fiber is extensive and can not be done fully automated, therefore it is cost intense. In the blend with silk ramie gives a high stability so that the knitted fabric does not wear out. Kouki is suitable for the elegant summer wardrobe.
For shawls and scarves, the yarn can be knitted with a 3.0 mm or 3.25 mm needle.
Enjoy! 50 gram, 295 yard cones of heavy lace weight 56% Plant Fiber, 44% Silk. Gauge 29 sts = 4". US 1 - 4 or 2.5-3.5mm. Hand wash, dry flat.