Billie Jean Yarn is made using upcycled pre-consumer denim waste. This waste is ground back into fibre and woven into our new Billie Jean Yarn. Using no chemicals and no dyes, we manage to save 20,000 litres of water per kilogram of upcycled material.
This yarn drapes like Shiny Happy Cotton, and feels like a dry, light cotton. We have designed specific pieces to work with Billie Jean Yarn, but you can also use patterns made for our Shiny Happy Cotton (note that you'll need roughly 5% more Billie Jean).
Billie Jean Yarn has been developed in collaboration with The New Denim Project, a project within a 3rd generation family textile factory promoting conscious consumption and investment in sustainable materials.
Customers can mix & match colours
Please Note: Bille Jean Yarn is upcycled denim yarn that will perform like most blue jeans, with the possibility to fade a little during the first wash and with a small amount of colour transfer.
We're updating our Billie Jean packaging! This does not apply to most of the colours yet - but our brand new Indigo Denim will come in the new ball formation, similar to our Shiny Happy Cotton.
What's it Like to Knit With?
Unique, Cool and Light, with beautiful drape, a year-round yarn that is especially perfect for the warmer months.
What Can I Make?
Billie Jean Yarn is the perfect yarn for those summer knits – or year–round wardrobe staples. Use it for sweaters, tops and accessories.
Works Well With These Stitches: Stocking Stitch, Arcade Stitch, 1x1 Rib Stitch, Double Crochet
How to wash
Hand wash cold to last longer/ Do not use bleach/ Dry flat/ Billie Jean Yarn is upcycled denim yarn and will perform as most blue jeans, which have the possibility to fade a bit during the first wash and have a small amount of colour transfer
Suggested Crochet Hook Size
US 8 / 5mm
Suggested Knitting Needle Size
US 8 / 5mm
135 metres ( 148 yards) per 100-gram ball. Wpi 11 / DK
4.5 stitches per 2.5 cm /1”