Recycled linen yarn from Trendsetter Yarns
This Recycled Linen yarn from Trendsetter Yarns is a soft, supple yarn that is available in 10 hand-dyed colorways. The yarn is 84% recycled linen and 16% standard linen. Soft and supple doesn’t sound like linen yarn, right? But this yarn is different than other linen yarns!
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How is this recycled linen yarn made?
Trendsetter Yarns explained to me that the recycled linen fibers in this yarn come from knitted linen fabric that has been shredded, pressed, and extruded.
This pressing and extrusion is a lot like how they produce soft fiber from trees (like bamboo yarn). The recycled fibers are combined with a little bit of standard linen fiber for strength. The result is a linen yarn that is soft, a wee bit shiny, and supple.
The yarn is constructed of five plies, but I was pleased to find that this yarn does not split apart while working with it. Each skein weighs 50 g and contains 150 yds of yarn. It was very nice to work with!
Reduse, reuse, recycle…yarn?
For the rest of this year I will be focused on recycling, reclaiming, and reusing as we craft here on my blog and social media channels. I have some fun projects in mind to share with you and I will be reviewing and designing in several different yarns that include recycled and reclaimed fibers.
What can I crochet with this yarn?
I designed a summer lace poncho with this recycled linen yarn! This is Pensacola Poncho. The pattern includes three sizes for adults. Since this is an oversized layering piece, one of those three sizes will work for almost any adult!
Get the free Pensacola Poncho crochet pattern here!
Recycled linen yarn video review
I made a video of myself both crocheting and knitting with this yarn and demonstrating it’s feel for you. Check that out below!
I love it! Where can I buy this recycled linen yarn?
Trendsetter Yarns distributes their yarn only through specialty yarn shops. Get in touch with your local yarn store (LYS) and ask if they carry it. If not, they can probably order it for you!
What other recycled yarns should I try?
Glad you asked! I’ve tried out a few different recycled yarns and all of them were wonderful! Check these out:
Upcycle Alpaca Blend Worsted and Sport from KnitPicks & WeCrochet
Re-Spun from Lion Brand yarn uses polyester fibers made from recycled plastic bottles!
Remix Worsted, Light, and Chunky from Berroco Yarn
Are there other linen yarns out there?
Yes! Here are just a few to check out:
Lindy Chain from KnitPicks & WeCrochet
Touch of Linen from Lion Brand
What do you think? Will you try a recycled or linen yarn for your next project? Which of these have you tried out? What will you make with them?
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