ok, so hemp does not feel like denim,
but they do have something good in common.
they both get just a tad better everytime they are washed.
i don’t know why this is true,
i just know that it is.
my ‘go to’ scarf is made of allhemp6
the last hat i knit
(from someone else’s pattern)
was made of allhemp6lux
which is hemp ramped up a notch or two.
and now my newest pattern is allhemp6 in ‘chocolate’.
what girl doesn’t want to knit in a yarn with that name?
this stuff is so versatile.
it washes up soft, but it starts out on the stiff side.
this means that you can get something that is not meant to be conventionally washed
to do all sorts of neat twists and turns of construction.
in other words,
it’s a blast to play with.
and nearly indestructible.
not my washer
nor my dryer
nor any of my kids
have been able to ruin something knit in hemp.
and all of them, it seems, have inadvertently tried to.
‘ruin’ taken from 10:14 of proverbs.