Introducing Bio Balance
by BC Garn
New to the shop is Bio Balance, a 55% organic wool and 45% organic cotton blend with Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification.
This yarn meets strict ecological and social criteria to ensure the entire supply chain meets the leading worldwide standard for organic textile production.
The worsted spun, 3 ply construction yields a smooth round yarn suitable for a range of knit and crocheted pieces.
With the warmth and memory of wool and the softness of cotton, this yarn is ideal for transitional wardrobe staples.
In a palette of delicately heathered shades, made possible by the subtle interaction of colour on the wool/cotton base, this yarn will add a new dimension to your hand worked garments.
FIBRE CONTENT: 55% pure organic wool, 45% pure organic cotton
NET WEIGHT: 50g (1.75oz) per skein
YARN WEIGHT EQUIVALENT: Sport / 5 ply
APPROX. YARDAGE: 225m (246yd)
CONSTRUCTION: Worsted spun, 3 plies, moderate twist
ORIGIN: Fibres sourced in Argentina and Turkey
CARE: Cold hand wash (see notes below)
WORKING THE YARN
Bio Balance is suitable for most fibre crafts, including knitting, crochet and weaving for yardage. You’ll find gauge suggestions for these crafts below. You may also like to check out our project suggestions on RAVELRY.
The gauge information below can be used as guidance when planning your projects. We always recommend that you swatch to determine a configuration that results in the ideal fabric and hand feel for your project.
24-26 stitches over 10cm, using 3mm - 4mm needles (6-6.5 stitches per inch, US size 3 - 6 needles)
16–20 stitches 3.5mm - 4.5mm hook (US size E–4 - 7)
WEAVING FOR YARDAGE
10 epi (40 ends / 10cm)
ABOUT GOTS CERTIFICATION
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the leading textile processing standard for organic fibres. The aim is to define and maintain an internationally recognized requirement to ensure the organic status of textiles, from harvesting of the raw materials through to environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing, in order to provide credible assurance to the end consumer. To learn more about the standard and certification process please visit www.global-standard.org
ABOUT BC GARN
BC Garn is a family run business based in Germany. They are known for their selection of natural fibres and extensive colour palettes. They produce a collection of GOTS certified yarns.