Fiber: 100% Ethiopian Cotton
Yardage: 368 yds (336m)/100g
Suggested Needles: US 3-4 (3.25-3.5mm)
Suggested Hook: 3.25mm(D)-3.5mm(E)
Gauge: Approx 23-26 sts/4" (10cm)
Handspun Hope is a Fair Trade organization dear to our hearts! Not only is the yarn gorgeous in texture and its semi-solid hues draw you in, but more importantly Handspun Hope empowers women in Ethiopia and Rwanda with employment and pays them a living wage.
The cotton fiber is sourced and spun in Ethiopia using drop spindles and then hand dyed using natural dyes in Rwanda.
A Note On Color:
Because of the natural dying process and how natural dyes can vary, we recommend purchasing all your skeins at one time (and an extra skein if you're nervous about running out). We always do our best to handpick skeins for the closest match. It is a good practice with hand dyed yarns to alternate skeins of the same colorway to blend the colors as much as possible.
Hand wash, dry flat in the shade.
FREE Yarn Winding
Many of our yarns are sold in hanks rather than balls and need to be wound into a "cake" before using. If you'd like us to do this for you, please add the Ball Winding Service to your order of yarn! (Please note: wound yarn can not be returned.)
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