Didn't Mom always tell you fruit is good for you? Boy, was she ever right! This banana fiber yarn is like potassium for your creativity!
And just like a banana can dress up a simple fruit salad or a fancy flaming dessert, this yarn can go anywhere! Make a rustic little kerchief to wear on a picnic, or an artsy shawl to top your little black dress at an art opening.
Banana fiber is super soft yet durable, and a great renewable resource. The decaying outer layers of the banana tree bark are harvested, then soaked in water to quicken the natural dissolving of the chlorophyll structures, leaving just the cellulose fibers. These are extruded into pulp and spun into yarn.
Need a gift for the vegan crafter in your life? Darn Good Yarns Banana Fiber Yarn is a great choice!!! And lets face it... It's just plain cool to tell your friends: "I'm working with Banana Fiber!"
Each 100-gram ball gives you a full 80 yards of banana fiber to play with! The gauge on our yummy banana fiber yarns is 3-3.5 stitches to the inch on size US 8 (5.0mm) needles, or you could use a size US 8-H (5.0mm) crochet hook.
The yarn is handcrafted in fair trade women's co-ops in rural Nepal and India. There will be inconsistencies every now and then, like thick and thin spots or knots, but that is what gives this fiber its charm and proves that is was made by a human hand, not a machine!
There are no dye lots, but I recommend that you buy all your banana fiber yarn at once to complete your project.
Please always dry clean or handwash your wonderful banana fiber creations. You can lay them flat to dry or if you toss them in the dryer, make sure it is on a delicate cycle!
How cool would it be to show up in banana fiber leg warmers to your next yoga class? Or pack your sketch pad and pencils in a banana fiber messenger bag with a little snack and head off to do some nature drafting?
Need more inspiration? Check out the knitting and crochet patterns I collected to start you off with this wonderful yarn!