Reborn Wool Recycled from Kremke Soul Wool

Reborn Wool Recycled

from Kremke Soul Wool
Aran (8 wpi) ?
219 yards
(200 meters)
100 grams
(3.53 ounces)
18.0 sts
= 4 inches
US 8 - 5.0 mm
5.0 mm (H)
65% Wool
35% Manufactured Fibers - Acrylic
Care: Superwash
Dye: Machine dyed
Put up: Winding required
Sustainability: Recycled
Source of fiber: India
Milled: India

The touch of the yarn is nice, soft and woolly and not at all artificial. The colors look very natural and some have a kind of tweed effect. The thickness and character of the thread makes it very easy to knit with.

The important factor of recycled materials is that the used textiles don’t travel around the globe before they get recycled. This is why we buy this yarn from a family owned mill in India, where a lot of surplus textiles exist that can be used for this yarn.

About the production process: First the used garments are sorted according to fibres in factory. Any garment that is 60% and up wool would move along the wool sorting line, irrespective of the balance fibre blend. This could include items such as 100% wool garments, 60/40 wool/polyester, 70/30 wool/ acrylic, 80/20 wool/PA or any other of the many blends where wool is the pre-dominant (major) fibre. Nowadays, most stores hardly ever carry any 100% wool garments. Most of the wool garments available in the mass market are always wool blended.
Once these pre-dominantly wool garments move to the 2nd stage of sorting, they are then sorted according to colour. Once fibre of this wool blend is made, it is never 100% wool but is approx. 65% to 75% wool with rest of the fibres being a mix of Polyester, Viscose, Acrylic or any other fibre. It is impossible to take out only 100% wool garments from the (Post Consumer Used Textiles) PCT as the percentage of such garments would be too little and wastage would be very high due to unpredictable nature of the input feedstock. This percentage of wool changes from season to season, lot to lot and colour to colour. It can never be standard fixed percentage of wool due to the nature of the input feedstock.

Now once these wool garments are shredded into fibre, approximately 10-15% rPET (recycled polyester) is added in it. The rPet added depends on the count of the yarn and fibre blend that is spun. rPet is added to impart strength (as the fibre is weaker compared to virgin fibre) and evenness to yarn to the blend at time of spinning. The rPET added is again 100% Regenerated polyester recycled from PET Bottles.

popular colorways

1 White

22 stashed

35 projects

2 Pearl

22 stashed

23 projects

3 Pastel Pink

16 stashed

15 projects

4 Light Orange

12 stashed

10 projects

5 Yellow

5 stashed

5 projects

6 Golden Yellow

13 stashed

12 projects

7 Mustard Yellow

25 stashed

37 projects

8 Dusty Pink

18 stashed

17 projects

9 Cherry Melange

14 stashed

23 projects

10 Wine

25 stashed

22 projects

11 Emerald

22 stashed

28 projects

12 Dark Green Melange

18 stashed

29 projects

14 Mustard Melange

14 stashed

14 projects

15 Dark Camel

9 stashed

15 projects

16 Coffee Melange

9 stashed

13 projects

17 Fawn

4 stashed

6 projects

18 Pastel Blue

11 stashed

12 projects

19 Turquoise Melange

23 stashed

20 projects

20 Blue Melange

25 stashed

29 projects

21 Navy

12 stashed

12 projects

22 Light Gray

32 stashed

38 projects

23 Steelgray

19 stashed

24 projects

24 Black

20 stashed

16 projects