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, using imported logwood extract, 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, 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 
  • Knit 3.25 mm / 3 US 
  • Crochet 3.5 mm / D-3 US  29 S, 43 R 
  • Hand wash  
  • Dry flat in shade 
  • Do not iron 


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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!

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