Get to Know Berroco: Berroco Remix

There are a lot of things that make Berroco Remix a special yarn. Even before I knit my Adeline in it, I was intrigued by its rustic look and the way it felt – soft but full of texture. How does Remix get such a unique look and feel? It’s actually an interesting story…

Remix is our most eco-friendly yarn and our only yarn manufactured in France. It’s made from 100% recycled fibers – typically leftover garments and knitted fabric panels from the ready-to-wear industry. These materials are collected from all over Europe and then sorted by fiber and color. Finally, they are shredded to a fleece-like fiber, which is carefully blended to produce the desired colors. No need for redyeing! The fibers are spun into a beautiful yarn – part nylon, cotton, acrylic, silk and linen – and shipped to Berroco.

Unlike most of our yarns, Remix arrives in the warehouse on cones. It’s currently the only yarn we use on our balling machine, which relies on a predetermined number of revolutions (at two different angles) to create a ball that’s the right size and weight. It’s impressive to watch – especially when all 16 spindles are going!

Watch Remix go from ball to cone!

Of course, my favorite part of the process is what comes next…buying some and picking a new pattern to knit! Our cozy, spring hoodie, Wetherill, is up there on my list!


  1. Very interesting, using the same lot number would be more important than usual then, since it’s harder to control what goes in the mix. I made Rafik two years ago, and it looks brand new, no pilling under the arms and very soft.

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