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Yarn Spotlight: Woodland
January 3, 2011, 12:56 pm
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“Blending plant fibers with wool has long been a wonderful way to marry the bounciness of animal fiber with the silkiness of cellulose fibers. Classic Elite’s new Woodland yarn takes a cue from history for its composition: Stinging nettle, used as a fiber for centuries in Asia, lends its strong bast fibers to soft, lofty wool in an airy spun singles yarn. Like other plant fibers, nettle takes dye differently from wool, lending a subtle heathered effect to the yarn.”

“Yarn Spotlight.” Interweave Knits Winter 2010: 14. Print.

Woodland is part of Classic Elite’s eco-conscious Verde Collection because of its use of environmentally-friendly nettles. Nettles are a perennial that requires low levels of water and little or no pesticides. Nettle fibers are similar to linen and hemp but produce a softer, silkier fabric. Nettles show color well and when mixed with wool add lightness, minimize shrinkage and are breathable.

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I love, love, love new yarn!!!! Especially combination yarns; you get the best parts of all the different fibers used 🙂

Comment by jwitt33

I agree, Woodland really takes advantage of the unique combination of wool and nettles, resulting in a beautiful, strong and Eco-friendly yarn! 🙂

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