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Published on November 20th, 2008 | by Kelly Rand

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Yearn Worthy Yarn: Pakucho

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Chocolate cotton yarn The power of nature still gets to me. So many wonderful things take place because of the sun and all of its cycles, which help power the growth of life on our tiny planet.

As previously mentioned here on Yearn Worthy Yarns, Fox Fiber offers naturally colored organic cotton yarns. Well there is also another option for naturally colored cotton yarn and that is Pakucho.

Using techniques and know how passed down from generation to generation, in Peru, Pakucho grows six different and natural colored cotton. No chemicals, dyes or other synthetic processes are used in the growth, production or spinning of these fibers.

Pakucho offers wonderful natural colors in cream, beige, brown, rust, chocolate, mauve, green and other earthy tones. The company is also dedicated to its heritage and very proud of the textile tradition that it helps bring into the twenty-first century.

I will continue to be in awe of the diverse color that nature provides for our knitting pleasure.

[Image from Pakucho website]

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About the Author

Kelly covers visual arts in and around Washington, DC for DCist and is editor of Crafting a Green World. Kelly has also been published by Bust Magazine and you can find her byline at Indie Fixx and Etsy’s Storque and has taught in Etsy’s virtual lab on the topic of green crafting. Kelly helps organize Crafty Bastards: Arts and Crafts Fair, one of the largest indie craft fairs on the east coast and has served on the Craft Bastard’s jury since 2007. Kelly is also co-founder of Hello Craft a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the advancement of independent crafters and the handmade movement. Kelly resides in Washington, D.C. and believes that handmade will save the world.



  • http://www.greenandchic.com/blog Carla

    Great blog! I dont knit very often but I am always looking for new places to purchase yarn for when I do start (and hopefully complete) a project.

  • http://www.greenandchic.com/blog Carla

    Great blog! I dont knit very often but I am always looking for new places to purchase yarn for when I do start (and hopefully complete) a project.

  • http://www.greenandchic.com/blog Carla

    Great blog! I dont knit very often but I am always looking for new places to purchase yarn for when I do start (and hopefully complete) a project.

  • http://www.greenandchic.com/blog Carla

    Great blog! I dont knit very often but I am always looking for new places to purchase yarn for when I do start (and hopefully complete) a project.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003407092221 Anthony

    Hi Feriba, Thanks so much for such helpful viodes. I’m a beginnr knitter and I absolutely love trying out your stitches. I just completed a lovely scarf in the Fish Thorn pattern but I’m just wondering how I end this scarf off/cast off? Is it a regular cast off or do I end with the stitches I started my first row with? Thanks so much!

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