darngoodImagine a company that takes leftover strands from a viable industry and creates YARN!!!

The company is Darn Good Yarn and I recently acquired a sample of this luscious “left over” stuff. What is the original product? Hand spun fibers made into Saris in Nepal. The “waste” is then spun into yarn and in return, helps to support women and their families who may not have another source of income. Also, since it’s a Fair Trade product, it doesn’t exploit child labor.

I knitted up a little purse/yarn bag with this yarn, and the colors were just gorgeous. There was a little bit of bias as I was knitting and while I was concerned at first, it all blocked out and turned out beautifully.

Go here: www.darngoodyarn.com¬†Nicole of Darn Good Yarn has a blog, and an email newsletter, as well as free patterns to use this yarn. It’s a no-brainer!

By Terrye




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  1. Jeanne Clarke on December 31, 2009 9:03 am

    I have been knitting with this type of yarn for over three years; It lends itself to making garments, bags flowers etc. The beautiful colours of the recycled saris is luscious

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