Darn Good Yarn

At Stitches West this year, I ended up attending a Market Session with a fellow knitter. The two of us are familiar with knitting short rows, but wanted to learn a little more about Japanese short row shaping.  The session did answer our questions and we plan on getting together again to explore machine knitting.

Upon leaving the session, I accidentally discovered Darn Good Yarn http://www.DarnGoodYarn.com.  A situation separated by the present transported me to a world saturated with color, print and texture.  Darn Good Yarn is “made from reclaimed sari silk at a co-op in India that empowers women.” This endeavor supports 300 families, plus 25,000 lbs of waste is saved each year.

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Nicole, Founder, Maggie, Vice-President and Jessica, Community Manager are helpful, willing to answer questions, knowledgeable about the product, free w/purchase  pattern support for the yarn, and are enthusiastic about their endeavor.

I’ve started knitting a shrug, and plan on knitting “Adventure Cardi” designed by Denae Merrill with reclaimed chiffon.

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Darn Good Yarn

About 1marylou

I enjoy the process of pushing the world of fiber to its limits with the use of knitting needles and various methods of experimentation. Along the way, the lens of my camera captures what I see.
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