Published on January 29th, 2009 | by Kelly Rand14
Yearn Worthy Yarn: Lion Brand Recycled Cotton
Man, there is a lot of recycled cotton yarn out there! We’ve looked over 2nd Time Cotton and perused what Redheart had to offer. Well now, Lion Brand has gotten in on the recycled cotton act to muted fanfare.
No trumpets or bugles, just a lonely blogger trying to give her readers more earth friendly yarn options.
This recycled cotton is made from t-shirt clippings and sorted by like color. It is then blended with acrylic and “other fiber,” so the actual amount of recycled content is just shy of 75%.
Lion Brand offers this yarn in seven colors in fun heathers and tweeds. My favorites are Marine and Seagrass. They are bright and bold. Some tweeds and heathers just aren’t very fun, but these seem to have the perfect mix of each color shade.
While I have to say, I’m still a little disappointed by the lower than excepted recycled content number (what is other fiber, anyways?) I’m happy to have another cotton to use for various knitted projects. What about you? Does the low recycled cotton put you off, or are you happy with the plethora of recycled cotton yarn choices?
[Image from Lion Brand's website]