WHAT’S HER STORY?
Billie Jean looks and feels like a light, smooth cotton, but it’s actually leftover denim. Offcuts get scooped up and re-spun rather than heading to a landfill. Billie Jean saves 20,000 litres of water for every kilogram of upcycled denim – she's one cool yarn.
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.
Our Billie Jean Yarn is made from pre-consumer denim scraps and offcuts which are ground back into fibres and re-spun into yarn. We don’t use any nasty dye fixers or chemicals in this process, however this does mean some dye may transfer to your needles or hands while you’re stitching.
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...
Stocking Stitch, Arcade Stitch, 1x1 Rib Stitch, Double Crochet
Indigo Denim: 56% upcycled jersey, 14% upcycled denim, 30% upcycled cotton
Dirty Denim: 60% upcycled denim, 40% upcycled cotton
Raw Denim: 100% upcycled denim
Washed Out Denim: 20% upcycled denim, 80% upcycled cotton
Ecru White 100% upcycled cotton
Reclaimed Blue: 50% upcycled jersey, 50% upcycled cotton
Suggested Knitting Needle Size
3.5mm - 8mm US 4 - US 11
Suggested Crochet Hook Size
5mm - 8mm US 8 - US 11
100g = 135m/148 yds Aran/worsted
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
18sts / 24 rows in stocking stitch on 5mm (US8) needles