Billie Jean Yarn-Upcycled Denim, by Wool and the Gang
WHAT IS IT?
Billie Jean looks and feels like a light, smooth cotton, but it’s actually leftover denim. Offcuts get scooped up and re-spun rather than heading to a landfill. Billie Jean saves 20,000 liters of water for every kilogram of upcycled denim – she's one cool yarn.
WHAT’S IT LIKE TO KNIT WITH?
Unique, Cool and Light, with beautiful drape, a year-round yarn that is especially perfect for the warmer months.
Wool and the Gang's Billie Jean Yarn is made from pre-consumer denim scraps and offcuts which are ground back into fibers and re-spun into yarn. They don’t use any nasty dye fixers or chemicals in this process, however this does mean some dye may transfer to your needles or hands while you’re working with the yarn.
WHAT CAN I MAKE?
Billie Jean Yarn is the perfect yarn for those summer knits – or year–round wardrobe staples. Use it for sweaters, tops and accessories.
Indigo Denim: 56% upcycled jersey, 14% upcycled denim, 30% upcycled cotton
Dirty Denim: 60% upcycled denim, 40% upcycled cotton
Raw Denim: 100% upcycled denim
Washed Out Denim: 20% upcycled denim, 80% upcycled cotton
Ecru White 100% upcycled cotton
Reclaimed Blue: 50% upcycled jersey, 50% upcycled cotton
18sts / 24 rows in stocking stitch on 5mm (US8) needles
100g = 135m/148 yds Aran/worsted
SUGGESTED KNITTING NEEDLE SIZE
- 3.5mm - 8mm US 4 - US 11
SUGGESTED CROCHET HOOK SIZE
- 5mm - 8mm US 8 - US 11
HOW TO WASH
Hand wash cold to last longer/ Do not use bleach/ Dry flat/ Billie Jean Yarn is upcycled denim yarn and will perform as most blue jeans, which have the possibility to fade a bit during the first wash and have a small amount of color transfer