Ramie is the Malay name for a tropical nettle plant without stinging hairs native to East Asia.
Ramie, popularly known as Chinese grass, is a cultivated plant. It is usually propagated by cuttings. With a life span of 8-10 years, it can be harvested on average three times a year.
On the same area under cultivation, the fiber yield is four to five times that of cotton, with significantly lower water consumption. The highest quality genus of this plant is called kenas.
It is used in the new Ramie de Luxe from Atelier Zitron.
The ramie used is around 20 microns with an almost unbelievable fiber length of 170 - 180 mm.
Ramie consists of pure cellulose, is white and shiny and has a tensile strength like silk.
The yarn remains buttery soft even after many washes, is even suitable as a sock yarn and scores with the argument "top class from 100% nature".
A yarn from head to toe.
For sweaters, jackets, accessories, even suitable for baby clothes.
80% Merino Wool extrafine
Weight & Length
50 g, ca. 150 m
3 - 3,5 mm
10 x 10 cm = 25 sts by 39 rows