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.
Handspun Hope Cotton
This lovely cotton yarn is laboriously handspun on a drop spindle in Ethiopia by women working for a small cooperative comprised of single mothers.
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.
Take a look at the process here.
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
Hipster Shawl - two skeins
Love Note (sweater)
Ferry Ride Tank Top
Voca Leaves Cowl - 1 skein
Talsarnau Cowl - 1 skein
Simple Yet Effective Cowl - 1 skein
The Bessie Scarf - 1 skein
May I Borrow This Please? shawl- 1 skein
Beloved Baby Bonnet - 1 skein makes several
7 More Little Washcloths - 1 skein makes several
Sakura Market bag - 1 skein crochet
Fika Cowl - 1 skein crochet
Shelby Washcloth - 1 skein makes several crochet
ImpactClick here to learn how your purchase changes the lives of women in Rwanda.