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.
Please Note - Bille Jean Yarn is upcycled denim yarn 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.
Available in three colours:
Raw Denim Fibres: 100% Upcycled Denim Yardage/Weight: 135 metres ( 148 yards) per 100 gram ball Average tension: 4.5 stitches per 2.5 cm /1” Suggested knitting needles: US 8 / 5mm Wpi 11 / DK
Dirty Denim Fibres: 60% Upcycled Denim 40% Upcycled Raw Cotton Yardage/Weight: 135 metres ( 148 yards) per 100 gram ball Average tension: 4.5 stitches per 2.5 cm /1” Suggested knitting needles: US 8 / 5mm Wpi 11 / DK
Washed Out Denim Fibres: 20% Upcycled Denim 80% Upcycled Raw Cotton Yardage/Weight: 135 metres ( 148 yards) per 100 gram ball Average tension: 4.5 stitches per 2.5 cm /1” Suggested knitting needles: US 8 / 5mm Wpi 11 / DK
Delivery time takes up to 12 business days. All patterns bought individually are sent free of charge via Royal Mail or Air Mail. This is not a signed/tracked service.
Orders ship within 36 hrs (72 hrs during sale periods). All orders (bar patterns) are sent via a tracked service and a signature is required upon delivery.
For US customers all applicable customs and import duties and fees, taxes and any other charges will be pre-paid by Wool And The Gang.
You may incur Revenue Customs charges on your order, which you'll be responsible for. We're investigating solutions to reduce these charges in the future, please bear with us.
If your order amount is $50.00 or more, we'll ship for free with standard shipping. View full price shipping costs
Buying patterns? We ship pattern only orders completely free of charge – no minimum spend. You'll also receive a PDF version of your pattern so you can get stichin' with no waiting.
You may incur customs charges on orders over $200, if you are asked to pay customs then simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with your receipt and we'll refund you the charge back.