Banana yarn can be found generally in the form of a rustic chunky yarn, ideal for bags and mats. We have sourced fine boucle laceweight and 4ply versions which are ideal to knit, crochet, or weave into beautiful garments.

Also known as vegan silk, this natural fibre yarn is made from the trunk of the banana tree. It is soft and lightweight with a beautiful sheen and drape, making it ideal for next-to-skin summer garments.

The yarn feels similar to cotton to knit with and wear, and can be gently handwashed in cool water then allowed to dry flat to preserve the yarn quality and colour.

banana tree

Hand-dyed yarns

We use Jacquard Procion MX dyes for our banana yarn colourways, with a cold-set method which takes longer but gives stunning results.

We recommend using bamboo/wooden needles to give light control over your stitches whilst knitting this fine silky yarn.