You may have noticed from my knitting patterns, that eco cashmere yarn is absolutely my absolute favorite. Once you try this yarn, you will understand why.
Eco cashmere is made from 50% recycled cashmere and 50% new cashmere. The use of recycled material in the manufacture of yarn is a significant environmental act. It uses 74% less energy, 68% less energy and has a 78% smaller carbon footprint. It has a 5 times lower environmental impact compared to yarn made from a completely new material. In addition, the use of recycled material makes the yarn form less pilling/lint.
The yarn has all the good qualities of cashmere. It’s adorably soft, feather light and feels like a warm loving hug on the skin. Cashmere is a luxurious and rare luxury fiber raw material, and valued precisely for its excellent properties. The yarn spun from the undercoat of Kashmir goat is finer and thus warmer and more breathable than regular sheep wool.
Cashmere goats live in the Mongolian region of the Himalayas and thrive only under certain conditions in the mountains, meaning they cannot be reared anywhere. Goats drop their thick undercoat in the spring, giving us this unique fiber. Only a very limited amount of fiber is obtained per year due to these factors, which makes it valued and desired.
This yarn is packed in 50 gram hanks. The fiber content is 100% cashmere, of which 50% is recycled and 50% pure new cashmere wool from Mongolia. The yarn is made in Italy near Florence, in Prato, and I personally visited the factory several times.
The needle size suitable for Eco Cashmere is usually 4 mm or 4.5 mm. You can make almost anything from it, (except socks): hats, scarves, sweaters, gloves, hair bands, etc. In my knitting instructions, you will find countless beautiful ideas and instructions for this yarn.
Ventilation and hand washing with cool water are suitable for treating the yarn. Remove stains immediately, do not allow them to soak into the fiber inside. Do not machine wash, do not twist dry, but treat your finished garment like a silk glove, and it will be yours to bring joy forever.