Billie Jean Yarn
Billie Jean Yarn is made using upcycled pre-consumer denim waste. This waste is ground back into fibre and woven into our new Billie Jean Yarn. Using no chemicals and no dyes, we manage to save 20,000 litres of water per kilogram of upcycled material.
This yarn drapes like Shiny Happy Cotton, and feels like a dry, light cotton. We have designed specific pieces to work with Billie Jean Yarn, but you can also use patterns made for our Shiny Happy Cotton (note that you'll need roughly 5% more Billie Jean).
BILLIE JEAN PATTERNS
Billie Jean Yarn has been developed in collaboration with The New Denim Project, a project within a 3rd generation family textile factory promoting conscious consumption and investment in sustainable materials.
NOTE: 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 colour transfer.
**We're updating our Billie Jean packaging! This does not apply to most of the colours yet - but our brand new Indigo Denim will come in the new ball formation, similar to our Shiny Happy Cotton.
Yardage/Weight: 135 metres ( 148 yards) per 100-gram ball
Average tension: 4.5 stitches per 2.5 cm /1”
Suggested knitting needles: US 8 / 5mm Wpi 11 / DK