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David & Charles Publishing

Sustainable Knitting for Beginners and Beyond

Sustainable Knitting for Beginners and Beyond

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This collection of 20 projects from sustainable knitting blogger and environmentalist, Epipa, shows you how to knit more sustainably. With this practical guide you can learn how to make your knitting more environmentally friendly by choosing the most eco friendly yarns such as bamboo, organic cotton, linen and flax, as well as tips on how to reduce your footprint.

As well as advice on yarn sourcing and the environmental impact of various different types of yarn, Epipa shares her knitting patterns for a more zero waste lifestyle without the need for 'disposable' cloths and paper towels. There are instructions for how to turn old t shirts, bed linen and tablecloths into your own cotton yarn and how to restore unravelled yarn from unfinished projects to its former glory rather than laying abandoned in a cupboard. The projects include beautiful, useful and practical things for everyday life.



  • Sustainable Knitting for Beginners and Beyond
  • Written by Sascia Strohhammer.
  • Published by David & Charles Publishing, June 8, 2021.
  • 0.5" H x 10.6" L x 8.2" W (1.23 lbs) 128 pages 
  • Softcover


  • 10 Mindful and sustainable in the yarn shop
  • 12 Yarns from animals
  • 15 Plant fibres
  • 20 Standards and certifications
  • 22 Make your own T-shirt yarn
  • 24 Make your own cotton tape yarn
  • 25 Relaxing frogged yarn
  • 26 The colours
  • 28 Dyeing yarn with food colourings
  • 30 Sustainable care
  • 32 Knitting techniques
  • 49 Basic top
  • 52 Little case
  • 55 Backpack
  • 58 Easy peasy cowl
  • 65 Kitchen towel
  • 69 Mesh shopping bag
  • 73 Hanging organiser baskets
  • 77 Place mats
  • 80 Kitchen baskets
  • 83 Dish sponge
  • 91 Body scrubby massage glove
  • 94 Back scrubby
  • 97 Small bathmat
  • 101 Hairband
  • 105 Facial pads for the home spa
  • 108 Scrunchie
  • 114 Table runner
  • 117 Meditation cushion
  • 121 Patchwork mat
  • 126 Sources
  • 127 Index




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