I discovered some “Darn Good Yarn” when we were visiting in Arkansas. I found it at my old knitting home Knit Unto Others – where I’d returned to see my knitting friends. Claire (the owner) has always carried and promoted fair trade yarn. One example that I discovered this trip is Darn Good Yarn. This company provides opportunities for local artisans to make yarn by using primarily scraps from sari production (I had no idea how much waste there is involved!).
I chose some silk yarn. It’s called Silk Cloud, and it knit up beautifully. I chose a pattern that I’d purchased when I was visiting Loops in Tulsa. It’s a fun pattern called “Effin’ Scarf”. This is a scarf that is knit with size 13 needles. I loved how it knit up, and I’d make it again, but I have to admit that I am not the biggest fan of knitting fingering weight yarn with size 13 needles. However, I love the almost cobwebby look it creates. Davey likes to ask what it would be like to knit with spider silk (he is lately fascinated by spiderwebs). While this is not cobweb lace, it does have a kinda webby look to it knitted up in this pattern.
I love the combination of colors.
I had a hard time taking good pictures of it or pictures that captured how pretty I think the yarn is.
I am spending time on Ravelry already trying to figure out what I’d like to make next with Darn Good Yarn. I love their mission! There’s a great video on their website which does a great inspiring job of showing what they do. Check it out! : The Story of Darn Good Yarn.