WHAT’S HER STORY?
Billie Jean looks and feels like a light, smooth cotton, but it’s actually leftover denim. Offcuts get scooped up and re-spun rather than heading to a landfill. Billie Jean saves 20,000 litres of water for every kilogram of upcycled denim – she's one cool yarn.
WHAT’S IT LIKE TO KNIT WITH?
Unique, Cool and Light, with beautiful drape, a year-round yarn that is especially perfect for the warmer months.
WHAT CAN I MAKE?
Billie Jean Yarn is the perfect yarn for those summer knits – or year–round wardrobe staples. Use it for sweaters, tops and accessories.
WORKS WELL WITH...
Stocking Stitch, Arcade Stitch, 1x1 Rib Stitch, Double Crochet
Please Note: Bille Jean Yarn is upcycled denim yarn that will perform like most blue jeans, with the possibility to fade a little during the first wash and with a small amount of colour transfer.
Indigo Denim: 56% upcycled jersey, 14% upcycled denim, 30% upcycled cotton
Dirty Denim: 60% upcycled denim, 40% upcycled cotton
Raw Denim: 100% upcycled denim
Washed Out Denim: 20% upcycled denim, 80% upcycled cotton
Ecru White 100% upcycled cotton
Reclaimed Blue: 50% upcycled jersey, 50% upcycled cotton
18sts / 24 rows in stocking stitch on 5mm (US8) needles
SUGGESTED KNITTING NEEDLE SIZE
3.5mm - 8mm US 4 - US 11
SUGGESTED CROCHET HOOK SIZE
5mm - 8mm US 8 - US 11
100g = 135m/148 yds Aran/worsted
HOW TO WASH
Hand wash cold to last longer/ Do not use bleach/ Dry flat/ 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