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Earth Friendly Stripes Kit
This pattern was designed for the Chicago Yarn Crawl and is included for free with the kit.
Every year during the crawl, we highlight a yarn company that exemplifies who we are and what we believe at String Theory. This year, we want you to take a closer look at earth-friendly Laneras.
Their commitment to sustainability goes beyond the source of their wool. For example, in the factory where the wool is processed, the water they use is collected rainwater. All liquid and solid effluents are treated to meet the highest standards and are re-used onsite. In fact, this factory was recently evaluated as carbon-negative, which means they are removing more carbon from the environment than they are producing.
The kit includes:
- two skeins of Laneras Deseos (DK superwash 50% Polwarth/50% Corriedale, 237 yards = 100g)
- removable hat tag
- Earth Friendly Stripes pattern
The pattern includes links to my favorite tutorials for a folded hem and helical stripes. I've also included an option to skip the folded hem, but I strongly encourage you to try it and potentially learn something new.