What is raffia yarn good for?
Raffia is great for both knitting and crocheting. The crochet gauge is H-8 (5mm) hook: 15 sc & 17 rows = 4” (10.2cm), while the knit gauge is in st st, US 9 (5.5mm) needles: 15 sts & 19 rows = 4” (10.2cm). Next time you’re in the yarn aisle reach out for a skein of Raffia.
What is raffia viscose?
Natural Raffia is a durable material made from raffia palm tree leaves and is used as organic material in sustainable fashion and crafts such as making mats, baskets and hats. This product uses a synthetic alternative to the natural material. Swiss Viscose Raffia Braid is perfect for trims or even creating a whole hat!
Is raffia waterproof?
Raffia has a natural resistance to water but raffia itself is not a waterproof fibre. If raffia becomes water soaked it will lose a considerable amount of body. Caring for your raffia is simple but crucial to ensure the longevity of your raffia accessory.
Can raffia hats get wet?
Be extra careful not to get a natural straw or raffia hat wet, because they can easily lose their shape and be difficult to re-shape. Should your hat get wet, let it dry naturally away from direct sun or an artificial heat source. However… your straw hat might need to get a gentle steaming every once in a while!
What is hemp yarn?
Hemp yarn is derived from a plant in the cannabis family. The yarn is processed like linen yarn, where the plant is soaked and then crushed so the inner fibers can be extracted. These fibers are then spun into useable yarn and often blended with other fibers for yarns that can be used in knitting.
Can you block raffia yarn?
The full instructions are down below, but for now, just understand the circles won’t lay nice and you need to use a raffia yarn that can tolerate a little heat and steam. You also cannot wet block this yarn. It will become very floppy if it gets too much water.
How do you stop a raffia hat?
A way to block out more three dimensional pieces, such as hats, is to spray your garment or accessory lightly with water and then cover in fabric (a pillowcase works well). Weigh it down with something heavy and leave overnight.