BONHEUR D'OCCASION by Louise Robert Design | DK PURE hand-dyed semi-solid yarn

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.

BONHEUR D’OCCASION is the first novel by Gabrielle Roy, published in 1945. The story takes place in the once impoverished district of Saint-Henri, Montreal, during the Second World War. Only after reading some of her work did I learn that Gabrielle Roy was also one of my grandmother’s favorite authors. It warmed my heart. - Louise

  • Composition: 90% Merino wool, 10% Silk
  • Quantity (Weight): 115 grams, 4 oz
  • Length: 238 meters (260 yds)
  • Gauge: 20 - 24 stitches = 10 cm (4 in)
  • Needles: 4 mm (US # 6)
  • Care: Hand-wash in cold water, dry flat

If you love to knit with Biscotte Yarns, you will fall head over heels with this artisanal, hand-dyed DK Pure yarn by Louise Robert Design. Whether you are knitting a scarf, a shawl or a sweater, there's nothing better than a beautifully crafted yarn designed by a passionate knitter for knitting enthusiasts.

Need inspiration to knit this beautiful yarn? Here is the MARGUERITE top pattern by Isabelle Racette knitted with DK PURE Bonheur d'occasion. You can find this pattern on RAVELRY HERE!

Marguerite top pattern by Isabelle Racette

Customer Reviews

Based on 124 reviews
Roberta Levine

I purchased 3 generously sized skeins & made 2 beautiful shoulder shawls, used the remainder to make a third one along with complimentary colors BECAUSE I JUST COULDN'T STOP RUNNING THIS YARN THROUGH MY FINGERS till I used it all up -- toughest decision will be which color to buy next!! Roberta.

Kim Struzynski

I had a skein of this for a pair of socks for my husband. Loved the colorway so much that I had to buy another skein for me.

Donna Estin
Incredible yarn

This is such a well-behaved, polished yarn. The silk adds strength and a little sheen which makes stitches come to life and gives the overall fabric a lovely drape and elegance. The yarn is smooth and easy to knit with, it blocks well, and is a perfect weight for an indoor sweater. The colors are just mesmerizing! I love how this yarn is so saturated with color yet maintains a gentle varying of shades.

Lindsey Faciane
Beautiful and squishy!!

I couldn't be happier with this gorgeous yarn. The colorway is beautiful and the yarn is so soft! Highly recommend!!

Jewel Tones Twilight

Beautiful shawl with this yarn-soft, easy to knit, compliments galore