Lately, it seems like everything from food to clothing is becoming labeled as "organic." That is because organic is all the rage. Much like the organic food craze, organic yarns are those that are not treated with chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers, or from recycled materials. At the end of the day, organic is a means of choosing unprocessed, more natural, and often healthier versions of the product at hand. If you are interested in owning products, or yarn, that is not manufactured with chemicals and "fake" items, organic is usually the option. The higher percentage of Malabrigo fur that is in a piece of yarn or garment they more expensive it will be.
Some people choose to have full Malabrigo garments despite the price. Alpaca yarn is widely used all over the world and is typically blended with Merino wool or other kinds of fibers to make all kinds of garments, ranging from overcoats and high fashion knitwear such as sweaters to pants and shirts. Plymouth yarn is also combined with silk to produce Alpaca silk, which is used to make scarves and other such items. Comforters and blankets made from Alpaca yarn are also quite popular, especially among those people who are allergic to wool.
Plymouth Malabrigo yarn is a 100% Malabrigo fur. It is a beautiful ultra soft yarn that contains no fillers. It is made in small elegant balls of yarn that are 49 yards long. It is extremely soft to the touch. Plymouth Malabrigo yarn is excellent to use in making newborn baby booties, sweaters, and hats. The yarn offers excellent insulation and warmth. It is also used to knit with and make sweaters, shawls, and scarves. The yarn should slide easily through the canvas holes, but be thick enough to cover the canvas with the stitches. Larger canvas gauges will, of course, require heavier or thicker yarn than smaller gauges. Organic cotton yarn varies from other conventional cotton yarns in that pesticides are absolutely not used in the organic counterpart.
The conventional cotton unfortunately is treated with such pesticides and adversely affects the product, surrounding environment, and even the livestock. In order to yield the best quality organic cotton yarns, the environment must be treated with care. Typically, the best product will spring from premium soil that has good crop rotation. This is the largest alternative to treatment with pesticides. The colors of this kind of cotton vary, ranging in shades of grey, green, brown. The colors are, further, light in their respective shades, since they are not treated with dye.