Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Knitting green...with pretty yarn (part 1)

In honor of Earth Day this month (April 22), here are some gorgeous yarns that are lovely to work with and are considered eco-friendly:

(all yarns shown here can be purchased at:
awesome online yarn shop with fabulous customer service)

Sea Silk Yarn
What it is: A shimmering beautiful yarn made of 70% silk and 30% "Seacell" which is made from seaweed.
Example Shown: Hand Maiden Sea Silk
Cotton Yarn
What it is: Yarn made from 100% cotton not only has the benefit of being a plant based fiber, but is great for warm weather knitting, those with wool allergies, is generally inexpensive and widely available.
Example Shown: Universal Yarn Cotton Supreme
Bamboo (or Bamboo Blend Yarn)
What it is: With a silky texture and a gorgeous drape, another ideal yarn for warm weather.
Example Shown: Bijou Basin Ranch Bamboo Blend
Cascade Ecological Wool
What it is: A beautiful alpaca fiber that is undyed and is available in the natural colors of the animal.  One of my favorites.
Example Shown: Cascade Ecological Wool in Latte
Happy green knitting!

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