Kokon DK is a Cotton Silk blend yarn. This beautiful yarn is ideal for knit and crochet projects for babies and has a high stitch definition. Hand dyed in Peru, exclusively for Scaapi Kokon.
- Fibres: 83% Peruvian pima cotton and 17% silk
- One skein: 300m / 100 grams
- Weight: DK
- Tension: 22 sts per 10cm
- Needles: 3.5 - 4mm
- Washing: Hand wash
Kokon DK comes in three colour types; variegated (different colours in one skein), semi solid (one colour differently saturated in one skein) and gradient (goes slowly from one colour to another).
All colours and colour types combine really well. Have fun and give yourself permission to crochet or knit with this luxuriously eco-friendly yarn.
Kokon has commissioned some awesome designers to design patterns with their yarn. These patterns have been printed in a booklet that is great value for money with 4 patterns for the price of about two. Single patterns are also available from Ravelry.
Patterns in this yarn:
Walking Blocks by Sara Delaney (knitting) and Geo Blocks by Annelies Baes (crochet).
Find them in the Pattern Booklet here!
Here's what Scaapi have to say about their Kokon line:
Kokon is a luxury hand dyed yarn brand exclusively brought to you by Scaapi. Scaapi strives to bring you unique, beautiful yarns that have been ethically produced with consideration and respect for fellow man and the environment.
Peruvian Pima Cotton
For the past 4500 years the cotton plant has formed a part of the landscape in the valleys of Piura and Chira, as well as other parts of the Peruvian coast. Peruvian Pima cotton (gossypium barbadense), is lustruous, strong and soft to handle. These characteristics are obtained through a rigorous selection of seeds, sowing in the appropriate areas, well controlled irrigation and the blessing of Peruvian sunshine. Pima cotton is carefully hand picked, forgoing herbicides, so that the best material is selected and anything unwanted can be separated without damaging the delicate fibers.
Kokon yarn is exclusively dyed by hand for Scaapi in Peru by a fair trade certified dye house. The hand painting process is very carefully done by an all woman team of dye specialists. Only Oekotex approved Azo free dyes are used. Due to the fact that the dye house is located in a desert climate water is used very sparingly and as much as possible is recycled . The many hours of sunshine result in an abundant supply of solar power and as little as possible electricity is used.
Fair trade certified
Calicampo SAC has been a fair trade certified company since 2013. They obtained their fair trade cerfitication by participating for three years in a government sponsored international program. Their fair trade certification ensures Fair trade wages, continuing education opportunities, medical care and a safe and beautiful work environment for all.
Support of local economy
Scaapi collaborated with DDID in sourcing a fair trade supplier.
Eco design Agency DDID - Dutch design in Development.
DDiD is the agency for eco design, sustainable production and fair trade. We work with Dutch importers and designers and connect them to local producers in developing countries, Europe and emerging markets. Together products are made that are both profitable and socially and environmentally sustainable."