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Habu XS-19 Kenaf: Natural


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The yarn is surprisingly soft and fine 2ply/laceweight yarn, given that at first glance, it looks similar to jute. Would work well in weaving for its wonderful texture and natural look. A perfect yarn and fibre for anyone into sculpted natural fibre work, basketry and so on.

Doubled up or used with another contrasting fibre, would give it great strength and make it perfectly suitable for sculptural knitting, crocheted string bags etc. Very light, so you get a lot of meterage for weight.

Kenaf, hibiscus cannabinis is a tall plant that looks a bit like hemp and grows throughout Africa. It grows very quickly and needs very little water and minimal pesticides. There are no chemicals used in its production, making it an excellent sustainable and ethical fibre of choice.

unit size: 177g
content: 100% kenaf
yardage: 628m
weight: lace/fingering
suggested epi for weaving: 10-15
suggested needle size for knitting: 3-5mm