Or­ganic yarns

Keep things eco in your ev­ery­day knits with one of th­ese su­per-so t, qual­ity or­ganic yarns suit­able for ev­ery bud­get

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DEB­BIE BLISS ECO BABY

100% or­ganic cot­ton Why we love it: The gor­geous shades are cre­ated with non­toxic, non-car­cino­genic and non-al­ler­genic dyes. It' s en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly and kind to your baby’s skin and the peo­ple who pro­duce it. £4.49 for a 50g (125m/136yds) ball, www.de­sign­er­yarns.uk.com

BC GARN SEMILLA

100% or­ganic wool Why we love it: Not only is this yarn pro­duced and dyed in an en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly way, it’s also un­be­liev­ably soft. The colour pal­ette is huge, with 35 brights, pas­tels and ev­ery­thing in be­tween. It’s af­ford­able, too, so made for spe­cial jumpers. £4.70 for a 50g (160m/174yds) ball, www.loveknit­ting.com

HOUSE OF HEMP

100% or­ganic hemp Why we love it: We were mes­merised by th­ese rich shim­mer­ing jewel tones in 2ply, DK or fine weight. The beau­ti­ful sheen helps to give a lux­u­ri­ous rus­tic feel to fab­ric. Hy­poal­ler­genic, sup­ple and strong – per­fect for long-last­ing knits. From £5, www.house­ofhemp.co.uk

BERGÈRE RE­FLET & BI­GARELLE

61% or­ganic cot­ton, 39% polyester, 55% or­ganic cot­ton, 36% li­nen, 9% vis­cose

Why we love it: With a high or­ganic cot­ton con­tent for all the soft­ness and dura­bil­ity of this won­der fi­bre, plus some added ex­tras. £7.50 per 100g (300m/328yds) ball and £7.95 per 100g (390m/426yds) ball www.berg­ere­de­france.co.uk

ROSY GREEN CHEEKY MERINO JOY SPORT

100% or­ganic merino

Why we love it: Pro­duced to the high­est sus­tain­abil­ity stan­dards, this is wholly or­ganic ac­cord­ing to the Global Or­ganic Tex­tile Stan­dard with an or­ganic su­per­wash treat­ment so you can ma­chine wash it. £13.50 per 100g (320m/349yds) hank, www.black­er­yarns.co.uk

GARTHENOR OR­GANIC PURE WOOL

100% or­ganic wool

Why we love it: The first yarn to be cer­ti­fied or­ganic in the UK by the Soil As­so­ci­a­tion – from har­vest­ing to the end prod­uct. This Manx Logh­tan/Lleyn blend is a gor­geous, milk chocolate shade that lends it­self beau­ti­fully to a knit for him. £6.50 per 50g (100m/109yds) ball, or­gan­icpure­wool.co.uk

ROWAN PURE­LIFE CHUNKY UNDYED

100% or­ganic wool

Why we love it: The wool is shorn and blended from Bri­tish sheep, so no air miles are in­volved and UK sheep farm­ers are sup­ported. Spun into undyed shades, its nat­u­ral lano­lin is main­tained for hard­wear­ing out­doorsy knits – think fish­er­man-style jumpers and chunky ca­bles. £8.99 for a 100g (110m/ yds) ball, www.kni­trowan.com

An­ti­clock­wise from bot­tom right: Rowan Pure­life Chunky Undyed; House of Hemp 2 ply, DK and Fine; BC Garn Semilla; Deb­bie Bliss Eco Baby; Begère de France Re­flet

Clock­wise from top left: Bergère de France Bi­garelle, Rosy Green Wool Cheeky Merino Joy Sport, Garthenor Or­ganic Pure Wool Manx Logh­tan/ Lleyn blend

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