Handspun Banana Fiber Yarn

By Darn Good Yarn

$10.95 $9.86

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This silky soft and surprisingly strong yarn begins in an unlikely place. It's made from fibers scraped from banana tree bark that are then hand-spun by women in India who work in safe conditions and are paid fair wages.

  • Materials: Handspun banana fiber
  • Care: Hand wash cold, lay flat to dry or dry clean. Dry in dryer only on delicate cycle
  • Hand-spun by women in India being paid fair wages
  • Created by sustainably sourced fibers from banana tree bark
  • Biodegradable, vegan, and eco-friendly
  • Great for knitting, crocheting & jewelry making
  • Each 100 g skein yields 30 yards of hand spun yarn
  • Length: 30 yards
  • Yarn Weight: 5—chunky
  • Needle Size: 9 - 11 (5.5 mm)
  • Gauge (knit/crochet): 3/2 sts per inch
  • Crochet Hook Size: US 10.5 - K (6.5 mm)
  • Physical Quality: Surprisingly soft & reminiscent of Bamboo yarn
  • Please note: Yarn is hand-spun, so it may contain some inconsistencies in yarn thickness in places
  • Made in India
  • Dimensions: 5" x 2" diameter
  • Weight: 0.22 lb.

2 Reviews (3 out of 5 Grommets)

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Great for Dishtowels


The yarn is beautiful and will be great for making dishcloths. The skein is small and it would take a lay for larger projects. Would be great for placemats and other small knitting or crocheting projects.More > < Less


Way too rough


I did not like this at all. The yarn is way too rough to even use on anyting.

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A handcrafted wooden bowl keeps yarn tidy.

About Darn Good Yarn

Sari Yarn

The wooden yarn bowls and silk sari yarn from Darn Good Yarn are made in India by women who are paid fair wages and provided safe working conditions—because Founder Nicole Snow wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s committed to supporting women through economic empowerment as well as Fair Trade practices.

These goods that do good stand-out for being beautifully made, too. The silk sari yarn saves vintage saris destined for the dump by upcycling them into colorful yarn. Each sari is torn by hand and sewn into strips that can be knitted, crocheted, woven—or used any way you like. And Indian rosewood and teak are used to craft notched bowls that keep yarn neatly corralled.

Nicole was looking for a way to combine two loves—creativity and helping people—when she retired from the U.S. Air Force. With Darn Good Yarn, she ensures that her workforce of women isn’t just making ends meet—they’re helping their families flourish.