Purl Soho


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Purl Soho



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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/ sport weight yarn, perfect on needles from US 2 to 6 depending on the piece and the stitch pattern. 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 if you have any questions!

Product Details
  • Content

    100% rayon from bamboo

  • Weight

    100 grams (3.5 ounces)

  • Length

    339 yards (310 meters)

  • Gauge

    5.75-7 stitches per inch, fingering or sport weight

  • Suggested Knitting Needle

    US 2-4 (3-3.5 mm)

  • Suggested Crochet Hook

    C-E (2.75-3.5 mm)

  • Recommended Care

    Machine wash delicate cold + lay flat to dry