Remix Light - from Berroco
Berroco Remix Light is a wool-free yarn made of 100% recycled fibers that you love to knit and crochet. It uses a soft, comfortable blend of nylon, cotton, acrylic, silk and linen. A tweedy, rustic look makes it ideal for casual knits, and the machine washability means any garment will be low maintenance and hard-wearing. Finished garments are immediately cozy, with the feeling of well-loved jeans or your favorite old tee-shirt.
Fiber: 53% Nylon, 27% Cotton, 24% Acrylic, 10% Silk, 9% Linen
Gauge: Knitting: 22 sts x 32 rows = 4" / 10 cm, Crochet: 20 sc x 22 rows = 4" (10cm)
Needles: 5 (US) / 3.75 mm, Hook: F (US) / 3.75 mm
Put up: 3.5 ounce / 100 gram pull skein. Pull skeins come ready to knit with. They do not need to be wound.
Length: 432 yds / 400 m
Care: Machine Wash in cold water, delicate cycle. Lay flat to dry.
Country of Origin: France
How are you greening your knitting? Reducing doesn’t seem like much fun, and reusing generally means you’ve had to rip out a failing project, a painful part of any knitter’s process. Enter Remix, a 100% recycled Berroco yarn made using a low-impact manufacturing process patented in France. The original aran-weight Remix was the result of over a year of collaborative work between mill and textile engineers, and after a number of years of enduring popularity, they added a lighter DK weight version to the line - Remix Light.
Garments and high-quality commercially knit fabric panels left over from the ready-to-wear industry are collected from across Europe and sorted by fiber, then color. Because these pieces are pre-dyed, there is no need to dye them again, which saves water and prevents water pollution. Instead, colors are created by carefully blending garnetted fibers. Garnetted fiber is the result of shredding old textiles to make a new, fleece-like fiber that is ready to be spun into a new yarn.