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Community love: Mirasol yarns

June 16, 2017

One thing I love about being involved in the yarn industry is the sense of community.

We may live in fast-changing times, with technology seemingly dividing us as much as it brings us together, but somehow, in the knitting world the sense of community feels like it just keeps growing.

Mirasol is a yarn brand that takes the power of community a step further. By buying Mirasol yarn you are directly contributing to poor families in Peru and helping to fund a local school. How amazing is that?!

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Sulka Legato is a stunning 4-ply yarn with alpaca, Merino wool and silk. Sisa is a super light chainette that can be knitted up in aran and chunky patterns but yields a generous 125m per 50g skein

And supporting this brand hardly feels like a sacrifice. The yarns are just gorgeous.

Made with fibre from the native alpacas, and often mixed with luxurious Merino wool or silk, Mirasol yarns are usually super soft and knit up beautifully.

There is a wide range of patterns too so do have a browse here.

Purchasing Mirasol yarn supports the children of local shepherds. A portion of the proceeds from every sale of this yarn goes into a school in the remote area of Munani in the region of Puno.

I love seeing the cheery faces of the school students and local children on the yarn labels. It's a great reminder of the good work that this brand does.

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Yaya is a single ply pure superwash Merino perfect for super chunky patterns. Umina is a high twist luxurious mix of alpaca and Merino that knits to worsted tension

There is a lot of choice out there for the discerning knitter. Discovering the story behind the yarn you're buying can sometimes be surprising and delightful.

To find out more about the amazing opportunities this brand creates for the local community you can visit the Mirasol website here.

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