These yarns are 100% tussah silk and available in two different weights.
The sheen in these tussah silk yarns is very delicate and the skeins might appear slightly matte. However the finished item reveals the depth of colors in shining silk. These skeins have several cotton threads holding them straight before winding on to balls, and these threads appear white in the photos. Both silk yarns have great yardage, one skein is enough for a knitted scarf. They will also yield very nice woven items.
Both Joukahainen and Lemminkäinen are 2-ply yarns spun in Great Britain of Chinese silk. The skein sizes vary greatly, which is why they are individually priced. See each listing for details.
Hand-washing is strongly recommended for both of these yarns.