Recycled bottle yarn! (and a scarf)

I recently had the most wonderful autumnal day-off-work, exploring Primark, Homesense, Hobbycraft, and The Range. It also happened to be the first day of a September heatwave but I’m choosing not to focus on that. I’d ordered this fabulous looking chunky mustard coloured recycled bottle yarn from Hobbycraft and went to collect it…

Isn’t she pretty? Look at that halo!

The last time I used recycled bottle yarn, the squeak was borderline unbearable for me. I say this as someone with unwavering commitment to not using animal yarns, and to trying new kinds of non-wool yarns wherever possible (particularly the more budget options). This one was much better for me personally though there is still a minor squeak and those who enjoy chunky wool may not be willing to put up with it, but for such a beautiful yarn and end product it was entirely bearable for me.

This yarn is Wendy Wools’ Knit’s Recycled, and it’s £3.50 per skein from Hobbycraft.

With three skeins I thought a cowl or scarf project would be perfect, so I found inspiration from the Fiber Flux blog. This was a really simple repeat of HDCs and chains.

And the final result!

I used the YarnBuddy app for the first time to track the time spent on this project. I’m still in my free trial week, but at £12.99 per year I think I will subscribe once my trial is up as I enjoy the app interface a lot.

If you’re interested you can see a l’il video I made of the process either on my Instagram or TikTok.

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