For those of you that can’t wear wool, we’ve found a cotton that will keep you warm as the temperature drops. Sifa Silver Cotton is a chain-plied Turkish cotton yarn spun with 10% PURE SILVER. When looking at this yarn don’t expect to see “bling”. You won’t see any silvery sparkles. The silver filaments are shot through one strand of the cabled yarn. No bling, but the silver makes the cotton warmer (and cooler in the summer) than regular cotton.
For centuries silver has been known to possess healing and anti-bacterial components. Sifa means “healing” in Turkish and that is what this yarn really is – a healing or therapeutic yarn. In fact, the story goes that this yarn was created for the spinner’s mother who suffered from Rheumatoid arthritis. She swore that every time she wore socks that she knit with Sifa, her feet felt better. Read more here about the healing properties of metal.
Mittens: Because silver is a conductive element, you can use your touch screen device while wearing mittens knit with Sifa Silver Cotton.
Anything that has a pretty stitch pattern: I made this headband (free pattern with purchase of Sifa yarn) with just one skein. The cabled construction gives the yarn an elasticity that is missing from most cottons and a fabulous stitch definition.
Chemo Caps: Here is a pattern for a turban that would keep you warm on the chilliest day.
Slippers: Try these Pocket Book Slippers that Karen and Lisa did several months ago for a Sunday project.
Sifa Silver Cotton was recently spotlighted on Knitting Daily. Eunny Jang, editor of Interweave Knits, and Clara Parkes of Knitter’s Review, talked about the Sifa Silver Cotton’s beautiful stitch definition, as well as its other fabulous qualities.
Sifa Silver Cotton is another one of those yarns that is both good for you and good for the world. It is produced in the area of Turkey that was devastated in the 1999 earthquake and the income produced is used to support local artisans, craftswomen and small local spinners who are still suffering from the catastrophe.
So stop in and see. We know you are going to like it.