The Squeaking Silk Moth (Rhodinia fugax) caterpillar will chirrup when threatened. They rapidly contract their bodies, forcing air through their spiracula, emitting a high pitched squeaking sound. The moth pictured is a female, with males generally being darker with orange and brown colouration. Their silk has different properties than that of the domesticated silk moth and is green in colour.
It is a soft and smooth sock (4ply/fingering) weight yarn spun from 75% superwash merino wool with 25% mulberry silk for a luxurious drape and sheen. Around 400 metres per 100g skein. Suitable for 2-3mm needles.
This yarn is presented as a skein. If you would like it caked then this adds 24h to the dispatch time and costs £2. You can purchase this service here: