KPC + Jacqui Fink
Kit: Crochet Eco Shopper
The perfect environmentally friendly shopper using our recycled cotton Donegal yarn Soul. Soul is gentle on your skin and gentle on the earth. Large and slouchy, the shopper is a well designed carry all for the detritus of family life.
This is a 1 cone project.
Fibre: 60% Recycled Cotton 20% Nylon 20% Linen Donegal
Skill Level: Intermediate
YOUR KIT INCLUDES:
- 1 x 400g cone of Soul Aran yarn in your selected colour
- Downloadable pattern (English (UK) written pattern, including a measurement chart)
- Cotton Project Kit Bag
Sample colour shown here: Soul Aran Midnight
Project designed by The Textile Source
60% Recycled Cotton 20% Nylon 20% Linen Donegal
640m per 400g cone ( 700 yards)
1 Cone required.
Tools (NB: not included in kit):
- 5mm hook
- Stitch markers
- Sewing needle
Tension (10 x 10cm):
- 5mm hook
- Single crochet: 13 sts and 15 rowsPlease test your tension before starting this project!
The #Knitwell capsule collection is a collaboration between Hong Kong based KPC Yarn and extreme knitter and textile artist, Jacqui Fink.
Combining a shared passion for sustainable solutions while working with natural fibres and high-quality yarns, #Knitwell comprises a collection of luxurious yarns and hand-knit patterns which combine an understated beauty with subtle, unconventional design elements.
“I wanted these knits to have all the appeal of a luxurious piece of clothing bought from a high-end store but well within the capability of a broad spectrum of knitting capabilities”, says Jacqui.
The yarns themselves are sustainable and derived through patented technology held by KPC. Cashmere and cotton yarns are re-spun from three sources (all pre-consumer i.e. not used) and include waste fibres from yarn manufacture, yarns that have not sold and garments that are returned from retail. Instead of landfill, through KPC’s rigorous and environmentally responsible processes, they are made into new luxury handknitting yarns.
The #Knitwell collection, which includes Australian merino wool, embodies our desire to create yarns and textiles that support the ethical treatment of animals, are environmentally friendly, and follow responsible protocols and sustainable practices.
“It was important for me to solve a problem with this collaboration. The light footprint of these yarns, their re-use and sustainability ties in with my philosophy around making fashion a circular process. Yes minimising waste, but also delivering the highest quality of product”, says Jacqui, “Hence our hashtag #ourchoicesmatter”.
#Knitwell for the benefit of our animals, our environment and our wellbeing
The #Knitwell collection is the result of a collaboration between many talented women across a range of creative disciplines. Devoted to celebrating the contributions of these inspiring multi-taskers Jacqui has acknowledged them by naming a design after each.