Eco Cashmere Fingering 25g

Material: 100% cashmere
Yardage: 112m/25g
Needle: 3 - 3,5 mm
Gauge: 24 = 10 cm
Material Consumption for women's jumper size M: 350g
hand wash only

This precious Cashmere Yarn is spun and dyed in Italy and contains 50% premium cashmere and 50% recycled cashmere from spinning and weaving mills. With this production method we are able to achieve total reduction of 74% in water, 66% in energy use and 78% in carbon dioxide; a 5 times lower environmental impact than yarn made from 100% virgin cashmere. The virgin fibre comes from direct partnerships in Mongolia with their approved de-hairers; encouraging sustainable herding and grazing practices, promote high standards of animal welfare, and work to protect this traditional way of life within nomadic communities.

On top of this, Eco Cashmere is dyed using non-toxic, environmentally friendly dyes, only the virgin fibre part is dyed to blend in with the shade of the reclaimed fibre. The water used during this process is cleaned and returned to nature.

The texture and softness is identical to premium cashmere, but the price is better and the yarn is especially eco friendly. And the dyes are of course azo-free.

Patterns for this yarn on Ravelry

Pattern for the pullover with contrast color

Pattern for pullover with rib yoke

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