Yarn and giveaway prize provided by Jimmy Beans Wool. Opinions are my own. See site policies.
Meet Yarn Citizen, a new line of sustainably sourced and affordably priced yarn from Jimmy Beans Wool. This yarn is made from ends leftover from the process of milling fiber into yarn, diverting them from landfills. At the same time, the low cost of these ends allows today’s review yarn (Yarn Citizen Harmony Worsted) to retail at under $15 per 100g skein at the time of this writing.
Read on for a brief review of this yarn for both knitting and crochet, and enter to win a kit featuring a sweater’s worth of Harmony Worsted at the bottom of this post.
THE YARN: Yarn Citizen Harmony Worsted
Colorway pictured: Honeycomb
Skein details: twisted hank / 211 yds/193 m / 100g // 50% wool/50% alpaca
Knitting needles: US 7-9 / 4.5-5.5mm // 16-20 stitches = 4 inches (10 cm)
Crochet hook: US 7 / 4.5 mm // approx. 18 sc = 4 inches (10 cm) Crochet hook sizes not listed on label. This is what I swatched based on the needle size listed.
Pros: Yarn Citizen Harmony Worsted has a great price, and is sustainably sourced from female artisans by Jimmy Beans Wool, a women-led company. (Source.) If you’re looking to be mindful in your consumption but are a human on a budget, this yarn could be a great fit for you.
Cons: This yarn is really lightweight for a worsted weight yarn, and it’s not the springiest. I recommend swatching with this yarn before casting on to get a sense of how it will work for your project. (Then again, I tend to recommend swatching in most circumstances. 😉)
Pattern Ideas: Harmony Worsted would be a great fit for a smaller gauge version of the Herringbone Foldover Clutch for knitters. For crocheters, I recommend the classic Ripple Wrap.
Jimmy Beans Wool has provided an entire kit of yarn featuring Yarn Citizen Harmony Worsted. The kit is for their Grandpappy Cardigan, which you can read more about here. Giveaway is open to U.S. only. Enter in the box provided below or at this link.a Rafflecopter giveaway
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