I have to admit, I didn’t about vegan yarn, it seems obvious as wearing leather. I was happy to see one of the Vegan Bloggers Unite twitter followers is a vegan knitter. Please meet Nat from Montreal.
Nat has a blog called Knits by Nat and she makes some pretty neat items out of vegan yarn.
What is vegan yarn made from? Good question! I wrote a blog post about it on Aireater.com you can find that link here.
Let’s hear about Nat in her own words:
“So, May 23rd, 2009 I opened a shop on Etsy.I knit with vegan yarns only (acrylic, cotton, bamboo, linen, nylon, polyester, viscose, etc) since I don’t believe animals are here for our use.
I also knit some of my creations with yarn that comes from La Bobineuse de Laine. This is a unique shop in Montreal that has boxes to the ceiling filled with single-ply yarn in cotton, acrylic, viscose, bouclé and other fibers. They have all the colours under the rainbow as well. You can mix and match fibers, colours and textures to create worsted weight or any weight you desire made up as cones of yarn. Lots of prepared cones in gorgeous combinations are ready for you to knit as well.”
This is the result of her creations being so popular amongst her friends that they urged her to do something about it. Nice to have such great support. Nat is self taught and has been knitting off and on for 25 years. That is quite a long time to be interested in one subject, looks like she has the dedication and her skills are clear from her creations.
Here is the Etsy link to her shop where she has cute hats and scarves. They look so warm and cozy!
Follow Nat on Twitter here. I’m sure she will be happy to meet other vegans.