If you are looking for a yarn store online that will check all the eco approved boxes, this is it! Knit For Brains (a name that makes me giggle) carries all natural fiber yarns that are not only made of yummy fibers such as soy, corn, banana, milk, organic cotton and bamboo but they are all cruelty free or %100 vegan. Being that I had never crocheted with a yarn so edible and luxurious I had to order some soy and banana fiber yarns from them. You’re not really supposed to eat this stuff (even though half of them are also names of stir fry ingredients), but my kitty did think the soy was delicious and slurped some of it up like spaghetti!
Corn, soy and bamboo are all very similar in texture and feel, being very smooth, silky and soft. The soy was totally easy to work with, in fact it was like a crochet dream come true – it never got caught on the hook like the funky acrylics do, it pulled through so easy my project went twice as fast, and the end product was soft and pretty. I didn’t get to try my banana fiber yarn yet, but the texture is really fascinating – it looks a little wild, frayed and fun…could possibly get caught on the hook? I asked my local yarn shop owner what she thought about the banana fiber to get a better idea, and she revealed that sometimes it pulls apart. Yikes! That is like a yarn project nightmare for me, but I have not ruled out it’s yearn worthiness just yet. (I will keep ya updated on this one.)
Knit For Brains also carries other eco friendly diddies for your knitting habits, like bamboo needles and hooks, patterns and adorable vinatge buttons! Also you can find used books and vinatage patterns. I love it when really cool people with a really cool vision make a perfect store for us! Vegan! Natural fiber! Pure knitting fun! Thanks Knit For Brains.
Have any of you tried the foods turned yarn fiber for your needling pleasure? Please share your thoughts, trials, and experiences with natural fiber yarns!