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Handspun Hope Cotton

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This lovely cotton yarn is laboriously handspun on a drop spindle in Ethiopia by women working for a small cooperative comprised of single mothers.  A single skein of yarn requires approximately 736 yards of handspun yarn.

The yarn is then imported into Rwanda where the ladies of Handspun Hope complete the process of dyeing it organically in the single-ply. Once the yarn is dry, the spinners then ply the yarn with spinning wheels into a  two-ply yarn. 

Due to the characteristics of this naturally hand-dyed yarn, the actual color may vary between skeins. We recommend alternating skeins during knitting.   

  • Sport weight 
  • Approx 100 gm / 3.53 ox 
  • Approx 336 m / 368 yd 
  • Hand wash  
  • Dry flat

Pattern Suggestions:
Hipster Shawl - two skeins
Love Note (sweater)
Voca Leaves Cowl - 1 skein
Ferry Ride Tank Top


Click here to learn how your purchase changes the lives of women in Rwanda.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 1 review
    Diane G.
    Cotton that you will love

    Janet selected this yarn for a group project last summer. It was a pleasure to work with and the mosaic colorwork was beautiful in the colors that the company makes.

    It washes well and stays vibrant, too!

    Your yarn makes a positive impact

    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.

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