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Recycled Yarn Collective

Recycled Yarn Collective

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Recycled Yarn Collective is a festive collaboration between yarn lovers, spun for yarn lovers looking to indulge in their playful side. Made from a base of super-soft merino wool, we add in 10% waste yarn scraps from our friends at Reunion Yarn Co. and Loome. During their yarn and pom pom making processes, these partners product scraps that, like all dedicated fiber people, they collect. We happily take the “yarn barf” off their hands and carefully blend it with our favorite superfine merino. Our NEW colorway “Man Eater” is made with 10% Recycled Silk Neckties. The blends give the traditional 2 ply chunky yarn a slightly thick and thin festive feel. Perfect for a quick sweater, mittens, or hat project that will be both fun and warm and snuggly.

Due to the fact that each batch of RYC is made from a blend of recycled fibers, each batch is unique. Think of them as a dye lot, but a little more unpredictable. While we carefully sort each lot by hand to achieve a similar vibe, we can’t guarantee that your batches will match closely. We believe that this quality adds to the unique nature of this yarn.


Yarn Details

Content: 90% Superfine Merino Wool, 10% Recycled Yarn (fiber content of recycled yarn varies). The colorway “Man Eater” is made with 10% Recycled Silk Neckties.

Weight: 100 grams (3.5oz), #5, Chunky

Length: 140 yards

Gauge: 14 sts & 24 rows in a 4 x 4” square knit on size US 11 (8 mm) needles.

Suggested Needle Size: US 9 to 11 (5.5 to 8 mm)

Suggested Hook Size: US K – 10.5 to M – 13 (6.5 to 9 mm)

Care: Hand wash gently in cold water using a mild (bleach free) detergent.