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.
MADDER + CREAM OF TARTAR The dyer's madder (madder) is a perennial plant native to Asia of the Rubiaceae family that was widely grown for the red dye extracted from its roots. When one adds dye of madder and cream of tartar in the same dye bath, a wonderful chemical reaction takes place, whereby the red is slightly pigmented with pink! - Louise
- Composition: 75% Merino superwash wool, 25% Nylon
- Quantity (Weight): 100 grams, 4 oz
- Length: 400 meters (437 yds)
- Gauge: 28 - 32 stitches = 10 cm (4 in)
- Needles: 2.25 - 2.75mm (US 1 - 2)
- Care: Hand-wash in cold water, dry flat
Depending on our inventory level or the dyeing technique used, our 100 gr skeins may be composed of 2 skeins of 50 gr.
NOTE: the picture shows this yarn in our DK PURE base yarn but you are buying here the SUPER SOCK version.
If you love to knit with Biscotte Yarns, you will fall head over heels with this artisanal, hand-dyed SUPER SOCK 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.
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT NATURAL DYES
Due to their artisanal nature, hand-dyed wool skeins can be different from each other even if they both come from the same dye bath. By adding to the equation the use of vegetable dyes, you must know that there can be a great variation of the colors between the different lots. Since plant dyes are highly dependent on mother nature, variations can come from the plants themselves, the season, where the plant was grown and harvested and how tannins are stored. That said, natural colors are living colors that, once knit, magically develop and blend well together.