The beauty of bamboo-based Burnish is that it drapes and shines like silk but is more durable, less expensive, machine washable, and 100% vegan. We love that it manifests the refinement and grace of silk without requiring animal products or precious care! Burnish is essentially a rayon, a fiber created by chemically breaking down plant materials (bamboo, in this case) into a pulp, which is then extruded into fibers. We are happy to say that this rayon meets all the eco-toxicological standards required by Europe’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals regulation. One hundred grams of Burnish yield a generous 339 yards of fingering weight yarn, perfect on US 2 to 4 needles. We’re casting on for scarves, wraps, and sweaters and love the willowy drape and super clean stitch definition!
PLEASE NOTE: We made a mistake on our first round of Burnish labels (eek!) and listed the wrong gauge. The correct gauge for this yarn is 23 to 28 stitches = 4 inches. Everything else on the label you will receive is accurate, as is the gauge listed here in the Product Details tab (above). We're sorry for any confusion this may cause. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!