Leave it Martha Stewart, arguably the grande dame of contemporary American nesting, to find a mainstream application for hemp fibers.
The manufacturer recommends the yarn for handmade garments, baby blankets and housewares. It’s suitable for knit, crochet and weaving projects, available in more than a dozen springy colors, and priced on the low side when it comes to novelty yarns.
Problem is, this time of year, as crocuses fight through thawing soil and short-sleeve afternoons tease with the promise of summer, many people set aside knitting and crochet projects in favor of more suitable warm-weather pursuits. To borrow the words of another knitter: “Who feels like hanging out under an afghan” when vitamin-D-rich Colorado sunshine beckons us back outdoors?
This yarn, however, is well-suited for warm-weather fiber arts projects. It’s lighter and thinner than the yarns crafters like to play with during the dead of winter, and because it’s a natural-fiber blend, it’s built to breathe.
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This yarn would look smart woven and beaded, and would wear well as a pair of light socks. This is a yarn for crafters who enjoy color and versatility just as much as nubby cuddle fabrics.
Martha Stewart Crafts Cotton Hemp Yarn is $5.49 per skein at lionbrand.com; prices vary through other crafting retailers