This soft yarn is made from the maize plant. The production process is similar to viscose production but with maize as the raw material. It is a renewable, easily degradable plant fiber.
Maize fibers have a lot of special features. They are very fine and soft, very skin friendly and easy-care (30°C in the washing machine) - that is why they are perfectly suited for asthmatics, the hygiene-conscience and allergy sufferers. The yarn is incredible breathable and feels extremely pleasant on the skin.
The fibers come from China and the yarn is made in Portugal, where it is also dyed.
Mais is an ideal yarn for children. Very high elasticity ensures longevity and softness; moisture is drawn away from the body for additional comfort. The yarn holds in the warmth very well, has good insulating properties and is easy to care for.
- Yarn Lenght: 50 g ~ 110 m | 1.76 oz ~ 120 yds
- Needle size: 3,5 mm | 4 US | 10 UK
- Gauge 22 stitches, 32 rows to 4" (10 cm)
- Usage: Sweater in size small ~ 350g (7 balls)
- Yarn Weight: 50 g | 1.76 oz ~ Ball
- Fibre: Maize ~ Asia
- Spun in Portugal
- Dyed in Portugal
<p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-align: justify;">Knitwear made of Mais are machine washable at a maximum temperature of 86u00b0 F (30u00b0 C), preferably using a mild wool detergent and choosing a cycle for delicates. Dry flat, best on a terry towel, to keep its shape. Please do not dry it on a heat source or in the blazing sun! If needed, your Mais garment can be ironed at lowest temperature setting.</span></p>