This hand-dyed artisanal yarn is no ordinary knitting yarn: the designer behind the knitting patterns Louise Robert Design meticulously created this beautiful collection.
It's by studying the color pallets that represent her life and career over the years that designer Louise Robert was able to imagine all of the variety available in these hand-dyed artisanal yarns.
MARIE-ANTOINETTE, the last queen of France before the French Revolution after which the monarchy was abolished, and the sovereigns executed. I discovered this character with the film Marie-Antoinette by Sofia Coppola starring Kirsten Dunst. I loved the film so much for its decorations and its costumes but even more particularly for its soundtrack on the piano by Dustin O'Halloran, in particular the pieces Opus 17 and Opus 23 which are a pure wonder that it is impossible for me to describe with words. - Louise
- Composition: 70% Silk, 30% Seacell
- Quantity (Weight): 100 grams, 3.5oz
- Length: 250 meters (275 yds)
- Gauge: 20 - 22 stitches = 10 cm (4 in)
- Needles: 3-4 mm (US # 3-6)
- Care: Hand-wash in cold water, dry flat
Seacell is a silky fiber made from seaweed and eucalyptus fibers. Seacell is hypoallergenic and very gentle. Algae for the marine cells are harvested in sparsely populated fjords of Iceland, in places where there is no waste or pollution from ships. Combined with silk, it creates a luxurious and shiny thread.
If you love to knit with Biscotte Yarns, you will fall head over heels with this artisanal, hand-dyed ALGUA MARINA yarn by Louise Robert Design. Whether you are knitting a gorgeous shirt, a shawl or an ultra soft blanket, there's nothing better than an original, artisanal yarn designed by a passionate knitter for knitting enthusiasts.
CAUTION ON WINDING:
In order to preserve the delicacy of this fibre, we advise you to wind any skein of Algua Marina with great care.
I’ve knitted for over 15 years, with countless varieties of extremely high-quality, hand-dyed yarn, and Biscotte’s Algua Marina Bonheur d’Occasion is absolutely the best I’ve ever worked with. I’m a sucker for deep, multifaceted colorways, and Biscotte marries this to a lovely silky feel that knits up beautifully and has a lovely drape whilst still retaining enough structure to give my stitches good definition. Spoiler alert: I’ve already ordered more and will keep doing so - bravo and thank you, Biscotte!
This yarn knits so smoothly! While I still love this color, it’s much more muted and light than in the photo. It’s almost a silvery gray purple/lilac. Not dark at all. I love how it has slightly lighter parts mixed in. This matches Marie Antoinette ( which is also not a dark purple as pictured) color perfectly. Same shade except this one has lighter accents in it. I casted on with marie Antoinette and the last two rows I switched to Stonehenge. Very slight difference. I can barley tell.
So far so soft! It is a delight to knit with. I've run into a couple slightly rougher spots that feel like veg matter, but overall it's been wonderful to knit with. Practically flies off my needles!
this yarn is incredibly soft and very easy to work with. It drapes beautifully and it was a delight to work with.
I love the yarn and I'm knitting a summer sweater. I love the tones in the sweater and I can't wit to actually see my knitting group in person to show them the colors and haver them fondle the yarn. It is quite easy to work with.
I haven't put it on Ravelry yet but my name is TheFreckledPod