The history of hemp fiber is a long and textured one, dating back thousands of years. Hemp yarns and hemp fibers, hemp materials have been used for everything from clothing to accessories, and the future looks bright for this sustainable fiber and versatile yarn! Learn more about hemp fiber here on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemp
Hemp has been used for thousands of years, dating back to some of the earliest known civilizations. Hemp fiber is a sustainable material that can be grown without harming the environment, making it a popular choice for many different applications. The future of hemp fiber is exciting, with more and more knitters, crocheters, and weavers, recognizing the benefits of this amazing material.
Hemp yarn has gained a lot of popularity over the years and rightfully so! Hemp yarn is versatile and strong much like it's predecessor, hemp cord. Read on and see why we constantly proclaim hemp, hemp hooray! Hemp yarn is particularly popular in the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
Hemp yarn is made from the hemp plant, which is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant. Hemp is one of the oldest domesticated plants in the world, and it has been used for centuries to make a variety of products, including hemp textiles, hemp rope, and hemp paper. Hemp fiber has been used for many different purposes throughout history. Hemp is a sustainable fiber and hemp yarn is an eco-friendly yarn, meaning that it can be grown without harming the environment.
Knitting with Hemp Yarn
Pure hemp has a texture similar to linen, which is why hemp it is often used to make clothing. Unlike linen yarn, hemp yarn becomes softer with every wash without losing strength of fiber and doesn't lose its shape. Hemp yarn can be used to make a variety of knitted, crochet, and woven items, including sweaters, blankets, hats, and scarves. Check out our designs page for knitting inspiration: https://lanaknits.com/designs
Lanaknits Hemp yarns come in a variety of either 100% hemp yarn, or blended with cotton yarn, cashmere yarn, wool yarn, and more. Choosing the right hemp yarn for your project is imperative and there are so many fibers and yarns to choose from! Hemp yarn is somewhat similar to knitting with cotton yarn and more similar to linen yarn or flax yarn. What sets hemp yarn apart from the rest is that it is an eco-friendly and sustainable yarn, and an easy to care for yarn. Hemp yarn in the USA and in the United Kingdom is amongst the most popular eco-friendly choice for knit, crochet, and woven patterns. Knitwear patterns depend on the yarn weight, color of the dyed yarn the ply depending on your knitwear patterns. Visit our yarn page to learn more about our yarns and hemp blend yarn here: https://lanaknits.com/collections/yarn
Hemp is one of the most eco-friendly fibres to produce. Hemp requires no pesticides, no large amount of land, and not much water to grow. Hemp yarn is also durable and strong, making it a popular choice for knitting and crochet projects. Hemp yarn is available in a variety of colours, making it easy to find the perfect shade for your project. hemp yarn is a great choice for eco-conscious knitters and crocheters, and weavers alike!
An eco-friendly yarn
Hemp yarn is a durable, sustainable, and earth-friendly fiber that can be used for knitting, crocheting, and weaving. Really, the sky is the limit with hemp! Hemp yarn is grown without all the chemicals, and it is often combined with other natural fibers like wool to create unique yarns. Hemp yarn is also naturally anti-microbial and resistant to mold and mildew, which makes it a good choice for sweaters and other garments that may be worn close to the skin. Our hemp yarn is typically washed in cold water with a mild detergent, and it can be dried either in the sun or on a low heat setting in the dryer. When knitting with hemp yarn you'll fall in love with the shine, strength, drape and ease of knitting with hemp yarn.
Because of the unique texture it is easily combined with other natural fibres making it durable and soft, such as hempton our cotton-hemp-modal blend and hempwol our wool-hemp blend. Hemp requires no pesticides, no large amount of land, and not much water to grow. Additionally it returns 60%-70% of the nutrients it takes back to the soil and uses up to four times less water than other fibres - making it one of the most eco-friendly fibres to produce!
The future of hemp is looking very bright. More and more people are beginning to see the benefits of using hemp becomes more and more popular. As hemp becomes more widely available, and more knitting, weaving, and crocheting projects celebrate this yarn we can expect to see even more amazing things made with hemp fiber.
Hemp is one of the oldest fibres in the world and was one of the first to be cultivated by human beings around 10,000 years ago, primarily for medicinal purposes.
From the strongest rope and finest lace, to our own luxurious yarns, hemp is the most versatile fibre and can be found in over 5,000 products on the market today!
It is similar to linen in its texture and is easily combined with other natural fibres making it durable and soft, such as hempton our cotton-hemp-modal blend and hempwol our wool-hemp blend. Hemp requires no pesticides or herbicides, it returns 60%-70% of the nutrients it takes back to the soil and uses up to four times less water than other fibres - making it one of the most eco-friendly fibres to produce. Hemp requires no pesticides, no large amount of land, and not much water to grow.
We are doing our 'small part' by wearing what we make with our hemp yarns. In summer season we like to wear light weight hemp garments. They feel lovely to the skin and can be layered when additional warmth is necessary. During cooler months we favour wearing our heavier weight hemp knits and also our knits made with the addition of wool or cashmere fibre. Whatever season you will mostly find us wearing hand made hemp garments. 1