The whole wine and bubble bath thing after a long day is overrated... at least, for those of us who suck at relaxing. To me, nothing beats scoping out new knitting projects and crochet patterns and making one-of-a-kind items for your wardrobe and your home. It's a hands-on way to meditate that leaves you with fabulous new duds and swag—a total win/win.
Here are 8 eco-friendly yarns that will take your knitting projects to the next level:
1. Soysilk Yarn
SWTC Pure by South West Trading Company is a renewable fiber spun from soy proteins. It's super soft, moisture-wicking, and is perfect for those who have wool allergies.
2. Bamboo Yarn
Be Sweet Bamboo Yarn is so luxurious! Not only is it silky soft with an elegant sheen, it's also anti-bacterial and machine washable.
3. Sea Silk Yarn
Sea Silk Yarn from Hand Maiden is partially made from seaweed! The brand's most popular yarn is a blend of 70 percent silk and 30 percent Seacell, which is the seaweed-derived fiber.
4. Flax Yarn
5. Organic Cotton Yarn
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6. Organic Merino Yarn
Swans Island Fingering yarn is made in the USA of 100 percent organic merino that's hand dyed with all natural dyes (and is crazy soft to boot).
7. Recycled Silk Yarn
The epitome of one-of-a-kind, Lhasa Recycled Silk Yarn from Zanzibar Tribal Art is handspun from silk remnants from sari factories in India, so no two skeins are ever alike! Best of all, these yarns are created by female artisans who receive a fair living wage for their work.
8. Hemp Yarn
Hemp is a badass renewable resource that produces more protein, oil and fiber than any other plant on Earth. It's perfect for all seasons, keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. For your knitting projects, take Lanaknits Hemp Yarn for a spin.
Which green yarn brands do you turn to for your knitting projects?
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