Knit work in progress – Knitting with recycled jeans

Kollage Riviting - yarn from recycled jeans

I’m working on a cowl from my good friend and fabulous designer Carrie from Irish Girlie Knits. “My kind of Saturday” is a casual and Summery little thing knit with a yarn made from recycled jeans by Kollage Yarns.

Kollage Riviting Yarn - made from recycled jeans

While I loved the concept of upcycling old jeans, I didn’t expect to love knitting with it. I’m much more of a wool kind of gal, and rarely knit with cotton. This yarn has completely won me over.

Irish Girlie Knits Design - My kind of Saturday cowl pattern

And the pattern is simple and only needs one skein so it is a perfect way to test the yarn for yourself.

But you’ll probably be like me and start imagining all kinds of items that would be perfect for it. Like a toddler’s top or a little girl’s dress.

Pattern: My kind of Saturday Cowl
Yarn: Kollage Yarns Riviting

Disclaimer: I took the photos for Irish Girlie Knits and Kollage Yarns and I was given the skien I’m knitting.

Author: Tricia

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