By purchasing yarn from String Theory, you’re lifting up a number of small and female-owned businesses. We help women in Rwanda, who survived the genocide, educate a new generation. We help women in Uruguay find meaningful work without leaving their rural homes. We help a family in New Hampshire maintain a mill, a tradition spanning hundreds of years. We help restore the Patagonia Grasslands by encouraging sustainable farming.Every yarn we stock makes a positive impact.
Chibi Paka is a chunky/bulky yarn from Ikigai Fiber. The combination of baby alpaca with superwash merino wool results in great body and stitch definition that is heavenly soft with a wee bit of halo.
Some colors come in solid or "twist", which is a combination of the solid plied with vanilla.
75% superwash merino 25% baby alpaca
55 YDS/ 50M. 50G
Needle size: US 9 - 11
Gauge: 14-17 sts = 4” (10 cm)
Fleurish Embroidered Shawl (get this for the embroidery)
Monogrammed Cup Cozy (2 skeins make 3 cozies)
Bulky Mosaic Beanie - crochet
"Ikigai" is the Japanese philosophy of having a source of value in one's life that makes everything worthwhile. It's your reason to get out of bed in the morning. Ikigai is often represented as the center of a Venn diagram overlapping what you love, what you are good at, what the world needs and what you can be paid for.
Ikigai is owned by Pam Powers who is 100% Japanese and enjoys exploring the history, culture and social value of handcrafting in Japan.