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Alnilam Worsted by Vegan Yarn

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Hand-painted using low-impact dyes, worsted yarns made from a lovely blend of organically grown bamboo and cotton. Gorgeous color options in stock to choose from! Perfect for knitting,
Blend - bamboo, organic cotton
Alnilam Worsted is made from 51% Organically Grown Cotton and 49% Bamboo. 201m/220 yds 100g/3.5 oz 20 sts per 10cm/4” on 4.5-5.5mm or US 7-9 Vegan Yarn features a spectacular range of animal-free and sustainable fibres. Their yarns are hand-dyed and range from lace to super bulky: “The process of dyeing naturally takes time, but requires no nasty chemicals, and the colors are always soft on the eye. Typically plant-dyeing takes anywhere from 3 days to two weeks, starting with scouring (cleaning), mordanting twice (preparing the fibre to help it accept the dye better) with natural mordants like oak tannin, myrobalan, and alum. Then finally a ‘tea’ is made with the plant used for dyeing. The process of naturally dyeing yarn takes more time and effort, but its worth it, knowing that no harmful chemicals were used in the process.” – Vegan Yarn