Vegan yarn

Do you knit or crotchet?

Making cozy sweaters, scarves, and luxurious throws is a talent I don’t possess, but one I admire. My grandmother used to make me intricate sweaters. She tried to teach me to knit, but as a lefty, I proved to be a challenging student.

I’ve noticed that a lot of knitters use wool to make their handiwork. I’ve written about why wool isn’t cruelty-free.

So what’s a vegan knitter to do? Cotton is one option. Acrylic is another. But I recently discovered bamboo and soy yarn.

soy yarn

Bellatrista is a local company that creates luxurious yarns. The silky soft yarns come in difference weights and colors and would be a terrific alternative to wool or acrylic.

Soy yarn is stronger than wool or cotton. It breathes well, and wicks moisture away from the body, making it great for summer-weight knits. It’s a byproduct of soybean processing!

Not all the yarns on the site are vegan, so head to the Soy Yarn and Undyed Yarn pages for ones that meet the vegan knitter bar.

Undyed yarn is a great option for those who do their own dying.

Do you knit or crotchet? Have you found other cruelty-free yarns?

3 thoughts on “Vegan yarn

  1. I really want to earn to knit, but I haven’t quite gotten there yet. But I was at my friend’s house the other day and she was knitting with bamboo yarn. I did’t even know it existed. Great to see new options available.

  2. I used to crochet but I never used wool–too itchy. I used cotton and acrylic yarns. Now I’m glad I didn’t buy wool because I had no idea the cruelty that goes on. Knitting and crocheting is a relaxing and creative hobby, but I just don’t have the time. sigh!

    ❤ carmen

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