Knitting is a fun pastime for me that doesn’t take up much time. Its great while waiting in line, riding public transportation or just sitting in a park. Its portable, quiet, doesn’t require machines, and if you mess up, you can always unravel the yarn and start over!
For me, the most simple item of clothing to make is a scarf. Check out my previous post on holiday gift ideas for instructions on how to knit.
Eco Friendly Yarn Resources
Ecobutterfly Organics carries organic and fair trade cotton yarn in in a variety of colors and sizes. They also have fun notions such as recycled glass beads and purse handles made from recycled wood.
O~Wool “The Vermont Organic Fiber Company is the leading wholesale supplier of yarns and fabrics made with certified organic wool.” Sustainable agricultural processing in the creation of organic wool both for hand knitting and commercial use is this company’s speciality. Though they do not offer their products online, they have a link where you can find retail stores that does.
Eco-Cotton Blend by RedHeart Redheart yarn has a new blend of recycled cotton yarn made from T-shirt remnants.
Second Time Cotton by Knit One, Crochet Too Second Time Cotton yarn is made from a blend of cotton and acrylic fabric scraps from the garment industry.
Tierra Wools located in a small village in New Mexico, is a spinning and hand dying and hand weaving workshop and retail store.
Ceallach Dyes This eco-friendly yarn manufacturer uses solar power to heat set the dyes used to color the yarn.
The Yarn Tree offers organic merlino wool yarn.
Lion Brand Yarn is great for your basic organic cotton yarn. The yarn is not dyed so its available in four naturally occurring shades.