Trying To Be Greener

Safer eco-living, one day at a time

Recycled Yarn for Eco Crafters November 11, 2008

Are any of you knitters, crocheters, or generally crafty people? I’ve been knitting for about 8 years now and there’s just nothing more relaxing to me than knitting away on a cold day with a hot cup of tea next to me. That is, unless the pattern is driving me crazy with directions that make absolutely no sense.

Anyway, I was looking around at the Lion Yarn site for some patterns that my mother-in-law could use for my daughter. I always find this to be a convenient site to go to for her because Lion Yarns are easily found in many craft stores around the country.

To my great surprise, I realized that they now make a recycled yarn that’s “made from cotton fabric pieces that would otherwise be discarded when fabric is cut to produce tee-shirts”. I just love when eco-friendly products are easily available to the masses!

Lion Yarn

Lion Yarn

As a side note, web sites that I really enjoy going to for free, modern patterns are:

If you’d like some great information about how to knit or eco-knitting resources for holiday season gifts, take a look at an article from Plenty Magazine. If you know of any others great web sites for patterns or crafts, be sure to include them with your comment.

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4 Responses to “Recycled Yarn for Eco Crafters”

  1. Jennifer Says:

    I love it that it’s easier to get eco yarn.

    One of my faves is The Wool Peddler ( They have a line of silk yarn made from remnants from sari factories. A women’s cooperative in Nepal takes the threads and creates the yarn. The results are gorgeous, funky yarns in amazing colors.

  2. Jill Says:

    Whoa. That’s so cool. I want to be more on the look out for eco-yarn. It’s something I hadn’t thought too much about! And I love that I’m reading your post with a pile of knitting in my lap. 🙂

  3. Juan Says:

    Do you have a list of recycled yarn spinners or manufacturers…


  4. Kirstin Says:


    I personally do not know of any but perhaps this link would help:

    Kirstin @ Trying To Be Greener

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