A typical British Tweed Yarn: Loch Lomond is woolen spun, that means it has a nice volume and at the same time a good long yardage. This results in very light garments. The rustic look with the typical tweed nups inspires you for warm shawls. And last but not least: It is GOTS certified, that means from sheep to dye stuff, from production to stock keeping and packing, each step is inspected carefully and in line with very strict organic and social standards.
Voluminous, with a rustic look and a soft and comfy feel: That’s “Loch Lomond bio” by BC Garn, a lightweight Tweed inspired by British traditions. Just as its name – Loch Lomond is said to be the most beautiful lake in Scotland, located in a stunning National Park. So it only makes sense that this yarn is certified organic: The wool comes from small farms in Argentina that comply with the strict rules of the “Global Organic Textile Standard” (GOTS), as does the spinning mill that processes the fiber, and even the offices and storage at BC Garn in northern Germany. “We are required to work in an energy-efficient way, recycle and offer fair working conditions to our employees”, says Britta Kremke, owner of BC Garn. The standards are obligatory for every step of the production – so the knitter can be sure that the yarn she holds in her hands is made in a animal-friendly and sustainable fashion.
The sample "Tough & Toasty" in our book "Strickmich! Knitting Inventions" was made out of half a skein of this yarn, color "Erika".
|Gauge (stitches per 10 cm):||18|
|Meterage (meters per 100 g):||300|
|Needle Size:||3,5 mm / US 4, 3,75 mm / US 5, 4,0 mm / US 6|
|Sustainability:||GOTS certified, Mulesing free|
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