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Published on January 8th, 2009 | by Kelly Rand


Yearn Worthy Yarn: 2nd Time Cotton

No matter the project you’re working on there are always scraps. Scraps of paper, scraps of fabric, scraps of yarn; you name the craft and you got yourself scraps. Where do most of your scraps end up?

Well not these scraps.

2nd Time Cotton is a yarn that is made from cotton scraps from the garment industry. Composed of 75% reclaimed cotton and 25% acrylic, the cotton is bright, fun and most importantly it gets the scraps off the cutting room floor and into your crafty hands. Just think, with each skein of this yarn, you are helping divert the destined for landfill cotton, into a new life as hat, mitten, scarf or sweater.

The yarn comes in 28 eye catching colors, about half and half solids and interesting flecked colorways. My favorites are Jade, Scottish Moore, and Amethyst.

You can buy 2nd Time Cotton directly from Knit One, Crochet Two along with many patterns and accessories.

Bet you’ll now think twice before tossing your scraps out.

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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.

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