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Blue Sky Fibers Eco-Cashmere 8 ply

Blue Sky Fibers

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Content: 100% cashmere
Weight: 8 ply / DK 
Knitting Gauge: 12 - 20 sts = 10 cm on 4 - 4.5 mm needles
Amount: 150 metres / 50 grams hank 
Care: Hand wash

Eco-Cashmere is a DK weight luxury yarn with a lived-in softness. Created from the fleece of Cashmere goats and produced by and Italian family-owned mill, this yarn is a blend of 50% recycled cashmere and 50% virgin cashmere. This deliciously soft, good-for-the-earth yarn reinforces Blue Sky's commitment to quality yarns and environmentally-conscious crafting.

Need ideas? Click here to view Blue Sky knitting patterns in this yarn.

Why should we use recycled cashmere? There is a strong demand of cashmere fibre around the world for many years now. It has led to an overgrazing and over-breeding of cashmere goats in Mongolia. This then gave rise to the desertification and destruction of the Mongolian grassland. Just to put things into perspective - it takes 4 cashmere goats to produce enough fibre for one jumper, whereas wool from just 1 sheep can make 5 jumpers! The recycled cashmere is carefully hand sorted from post-factory cashmere waste for colour and quality. So when you choose to buy recycled cashmere, you are still getting a beautiful, luxurious yarn without the harsh environmental impact.

Individual colour photos courtesy of Blue Sky Fibers

Blue Sky is extremely passionate about natural fibers. Their yarn and fibre come from happy non-mulesed animals and organic plants rather than synthetic materials. All their yarns are dyed in large batches using low-impact dyes which are formulated to have a lower impact on the environment than traditional chemical dyes. When using consciously crafted fibers it's good for both you and the environment.

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