In the beginning of this year, I set a lofty goal to design more patterns using leftover and recycled yarns. As much as I adore visiting yarn shops and buying pretty new skeins, I knew I had to find ways to use the stash I had. After all, the most sustainable option is the one you already own.
With this in mind, I discovered my lovely Instagram friend @aliona.nova of Aliona Nova Fiber Creations. We had some really fun conversations about using recycled materials and how clever her scrappy colorful yarns are. She uses some really creative materials from scrap yarn, to embroidery floss, to even cat fur! Needless to say, I was impressed. I sent her some of my own trims and yarn scraps from recent projects, and in return she sent me two stunning hand spun yarns!
Combining this special yarn with another eco friendly company, Echoview Fiber Mill, my Eco Hipster Hat was born. This slouchy hat features a textured ribbing that highlights the colorful handspun yarn that Aliona spins.
Pick up a special skein of handspun yarn, and cast on today! I'd love to see your own photos using her yarn in the comments below!