Chrysanthemum flowers have central tubular disc florets surrounded by layers of beautiful ray florets, which together create their distinctive appearance. They are native to East Asia, particularly China, where they are considered a symbol of nobility and purity. In Japan, they are a symbol of longevity, happiness, and the imperial family.
In Chinese traditional medicine, the chrysanthemum was used to make teas and remedies believed to have cooling properties that can alleviate ailments related to heat, such as fever, sore throat, and eye irritation. They are a source of antioxidants and have been studied for their potential anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects.
Chrysanthemums, provide nectar and pollen for pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, which, in turn, help in the pollination of other plants. In terms of cultivation, chrysanthemums are relatively easy to grow and adapt to various climates and soil types. Their popularity in gardens and floral arrangements has led to the development of numerous cultivars with different characteristics, making chrysanthemums a versatile and colourful addition to gardens worldwide.
It's a superwash treated 4ply sock yarn that's soft and smooth. It's spun from 75% merino wool with 25% nylon for enhanced durability. It is suitable for approximately 2-3mm needles. About 420 metres per 100g skein.
This yarn is presented as a skein. If you would like it caked then this adds 24h to the dispatch time. You can purchase this service here: