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The Natural: Hemp and Nettle Yarn

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    Go natural! It's something we like to do around here at Darn Good Yarn!

    Have you tried Nettle or Hemp yarn before? If not, go ahead and get some now!

    Darn Good Yarn's Nettle and Hemp yarns have 205yards each to the skein (ca. 187m) Gauge for the Nettle and Hemp yarn can vary since it is anywhere between 1-2 mm. This variation in thickness lends wonderful texture to your projects! In general the Hemp and Nettle yarn works up to about 4 inches square for 11 st and 21 rows on size US 8 (5.0mm) needles. Try a hook size US H-8 (5.0mm).

    That is a lot more then our competition gives you! This yarn has wonderful natural tones! Since our Nettle and Hemp yarns are not dyed in any way the yarn has natural color variations in it, that gives it wonderful depth.

    This yarn is awesome for your green life! Make washcloths, scrubbies, or dishcloths out of it, Make outdoor seat cushion covers or table cloths! Not your bag? Ok... make reusable grocery bags! Or project bags for your Projects with animal fiber. Why? Because Nettle is a natural Moth repellent! Oh yes!

    If you need more inspiration, please check out the knitting and crochet pattern page (click here) for more ideas! Or hop over and take a peek at our featured artists section to see how Etsy's bazaarbayar is making it work for her! Nettle and Hemp are both wonderful renewable resources! These yarns make great gifts for the vegan crafter in your live! Just think! Finally there is something else besides cotton for people with allergies to animal fibers!! How thrilling if you were stuck with only a choice of cotton or acrylic!

    Both the Nettle and the Hemp yarn can be tossed in the washer and dryer! Super easy to take care of! This yarn will not only hold your interest while working with it. Your finished projects become softer the more you wash them! You will fall in love with your Nettle or Hemp yarn projects over and over again! Our Nettle and Hemp yarns are 100% organic!

    Some more fun facts: Did you know that hemp produces more protein fiber and oil than any other plant on the earth?


    Length (Yards) Yarn Weight Yarn Material
    205 Approx 3 - 4 Hemp or Nettle
    Needle Size Hook Size Gauge (knit/crochet)
    6 - 8 I, J, K 3-5 / 2-3 sts per inch
    Physical Quality How to Clean Best for...

    Width and color variation, no elasticity, 100% Organic,

    rougher texture great for outdoor use, moth-repellent

    Safe for washer and dryer
    Knitting, Crocheting, Jewelry Making, Macrame
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