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Lambswool, recycled, reclaimed yarn, repurposed, light fingering, blue, 100 per cent wool, zero waste, slow fashion, Be My Sailor

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Made in Melbourne, Australia

Item details

This recycled lambswool is called ‘Be My Sailor’. Its blue shades conjure up images of a sleepy, slatey, ocean – perfect for any project. Knitted up, this slightly marled yarn will produce a blue fabric. It is a light fingering weight yarn with a twisted construction. It is made from 100% lambswool and is a notanotherhat SOFT grade yarn (See FAQs for grading explanations).

Specifications
COLOUR: ‘Be My Sailor’
COMPOSITION: 100% Lambswool
YARN TYPE: Light Fingering
WRAPS PER INCH: 16
WEIGHT and LENGTH:
Skein No. 1: 27g – 191m/208yds
Skein No. 2: 29g – 205m/224yds
Skein No. 3: 46g – 325m/355yds
Skein No. 4: 54g – 381m/416yds
Skein No. 5: 55g – 388m/424yds
Skein No. 6: 57g – 402m/439yds

There is only one of each skein listed (unless otherwise indicated). Each skein above can be purchased separately or in any combination. Select skeins/lengths from the Length option above. When you purchase multiple skeins please add selected skeins to your shopping cart ONE at a time.

All notanotherhat yarns are reclaimed from pre-loved items of knitted clothing, sourced largely from thrift stores. The yarns are from quality, natural fibre items that I gently take apart then systematically unravel, skein up, and hand dye using professional, colourfast, Australian Landscape Dyes.

Notanotherhat yarns are individually created, one-of-a-kind yarns. I generally dye all the skeins from a garment into one colourway/dye lot. Even within a dye lot, no two skeins are identical. If you need more than one skein for your project, be sure to alternate rows to ensure a smooth overall look.

While I try my best to accurately reflect the colours of the yarn in my photography, all monitors and mobile devices have their own settings and colour may be represented differently.

Please read my frequently asked questions (FAQs) for information on washing and caring for your yarn, and further details regarding the nature of my up-cycling process.

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FAQs

I am happy to undertake custom orders on some items. Just contact me through Etsy Conversations to let me know the specifics of your order and I will endeavour to meet your request. Depending on the order, it may take from 3 days to 2 weeks to fulfil.

My hand dyed yarns and items made with my hand dyed yarns require care in washing. Treat them as you would any delicate wool article. That is, hand wash in cold water with wool wash, minimising agitation, and dry flat out of direct sunlight. Some shades may lose colour in the first couple of washes. This is due to excess dye that has not been 'exhausted' into the yarn. It will not affect the look of the yarn or fade the colour over time, but may contaminate other items washed with it. It is recommended that you wash items separately.

I try hard to present beautiful hand dyed yarn for you to knit/crochet/weave with. Where possible, the yarn will be in one unbroken length. However, with reclaimed yarn that is not always possible. If there are joins they will be few – not likely to be more than three per skein. If the yarn has multiple joins (greater than three or four joins per skein) I will tell you. Yarn with 'multiple' joins will be discounted appropriately.

Notanotherhat yarns are recycled and hand dyed in my home in Melbourne, Australia. It is a smoke-free household, but is pet friendly. We have a dog and a cat. While I endeavour to keep my yarns free from pet hair and my pets far from my workspace, people with significant allergies to pet hair should take note that I cannot guarantee the yarn will be entirely free from allergens.

My hand dyed yarns fall into one of three broad colour categories, TONAL, VARIEGATED or SPECKLED. Tonal yarns are generally of one colour with ‘tonal’ variations within that colour. Variegated yarns have multiple colours in distinct patches throughout the skein and will form a variety of effects and patterns when knitted up including; pooling, uneven patches of colour and in some cases striping. Speckled yarns also have multiple colours but the colours are distributed throughout the skein, which causes a more even ‘speckled’ effect with less pooling of colour.

You have decided to help save the planet by purchasing my hand dyed recycled yarn. Congratulations! Together we are making the world a better place. I hope you find the beauty in my reclaimed yarn. It is not NEW yarn. It is not trying to be new yarn. Recycled and upcycled yarn is different. Sometimes it’s a little crinkly, sometimes the strands of the ply are not as tightly twisted, sometimes it’s a bit felted and fluffy, sometimes it’s just perfect, sometimes it’s softer than it would have been when new, and sometimes it’s not. But in remaking the yarn I am adding time, and colour, and love and producing a beautiful new thing that you will be able to create with.

Notanotherhat hand dyed recycled yarn is graded and priced according to four categories of quality; Super Soft, Soft, Standard, and Robust. SUPER SOFT is as it sounds, super soft. All luxury fibres fall into this category. For instance, cashmere, alpaca, extra fine merino, silk and blends of these yarns. SOFT is softer than standard, but not quite luxury. For instance, yarns that might have made it into the Super Soft category but are a bit too crinkly or only have 10 per cent luxury fibre. STANDARD is a basic category encompassing yarn that you would buy for a sweater or socks or any ordinary project. Most yarns will fall into this category. ROBUST is a coarser grade – not as soft. Yarns in this category will be durable and sturdy.

Upcycled yarn comes in many different weights. It comes in more varieties of weight than commercial knitting yarn. This is because upcycled yarn is often reclaimed from machine knitted items of clothing, which often have weights of fibre that are not commercially available to the domestic market. In preparing upcycled yarn for you to use, I put the yarn into the accepted categories (lace, fingering, sport, DK, worsted, bulky) so that you can confidently choose patterns that will suit the yarn you have purchased. However, notanotherhat yarns include an extra piece of identifying information – wraps per inch. This helps you fully understand the exact weight of the yarn and how it compares to standard commercial options.

I am happy to undertake custom orders on some items. Just contact me through Etsy Conversations to let me know the specifics of your order and I will endeavour to meet your request. Depending on the order, it may take from 3 days to 2 weeks to fulfil.

My hand dyed yarns and items made with my hand dyed yarns require care in washing. Treat them as you would any delicate wool article. That is, hand wash in cold water with wool wash, minimising agitation, and dry flat out of direct sunlight. Some shades may lose colour in the first couple of washes. This is due to excess dye that has not been 'exhausted' into the yarn. It will not affect the look of the yarn or fade the colour over time, but may contaminate other items washed with it. It is recommended that you wash items separately.

I try hard to present beautiful hand dyed yarn for you to knit/crochet/weave with. Where possible, the yarn will be in one unbroken length. However, with reclaimed yarn that is not always possible. If there are joins they will be few – not likely to be more than three per skein. If the yarn has multiple joins (greater than three or four joins per skein) I will tell you. Yarn with 'multiple' joins will be discounted appropriately.

Notanotherhat yarns are recycled and hand dyed in my home in Melbourne, Australia. It is a smoke-free household, but is pet friendly. We have a dog and a cat. While I endeavour to keep my yarns free from pet hair and my pets far from my workspace, people with significant allergies to pet hair should take note that I cannot guarantee the yarn will be entirely free from allergens.

My hand dyed yarns fall into one of three broad colour categories, TONAL, VARIEGATED or SPECKLED. Tonal yarns are generally of one colour with ‘tonal’ variations within that colour. Variegated yarns have multiple colours in distinct patches throughout the skein and will form a variety of effects and patterns when knitted up including; pooling, uneven patches of colour and in some cases striping. Speckled yarns also have multiple colours but the colours are distributed throughout the skein, which causes a more even ‘speckled’ effect with less pooling of colour.

You have decided to help save the planet by purchasing my hand dyed recycled yarn. Congratulations! Together we are making the world a better place. I hope you find the beauty in my reclaimed yarn. It is not NEW yarn. It is not trying to be new yarn. Recycled and upcycled yarn is different. Sometimes it’s a little crinkly, sometimes the strands of the ply are not as tightly twisted, sometimes it’s a bit felted and fluffy, sometimes it’s just perfect, sometimes it’s softer than it would have been when new, and sometimes it’s not. But in remaking the yarn I am adding time, and colour, and love and producing a beautiful new thing that you will be able to create with.

Notanotherhat hand dyed recycled yarn is graded and priced according to four categories of quality; Super Soft, Soft, Standard, and Robust. SUPER SOFT is as it sounds, super soft. All luxury fibres fall into this category. For instance, cashmere, alpaca, extra fine merino, silk and blends of these yarns. SOFT is softer than standard, but not quite luxury. For instance, yarns that might have made it into the Super Soft category but are a bit too crinkly or only have 10 per cent luxury fibre. STANDARD is a basic category encompassing yarn that you would buy for a sweater or socks or any ordinary project. Most yarns will fall into this category. ROBUST is a coarser grade – not as soft. Yarns in this category will be durable and sturdy.

Upcycled yarn comes in many different weights. It comes in more varieties of weight than commercial knitting yarn. This is because upcycled yarn is often reclaimed from machine knitted items of clothing, which often have weights of fibre that are not commercially available to the domestic market. In preparing upcycled yarn for you to use, I put the yarn into the accepted categories (lace, fingering, sport, DK, worsted, bulky) so that you can confidently choose patterns that will suit the yarn you have purchased. However, notanotherhat yarns include an extra piece of identifying information – wraps per inch. This helps you fully understand the exact weight of the yarn and how it compares to standard commercial options.


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