We all love a good hand-dyed yarn, it’s true. They are pretty But there’s something about a really good hand-dyed self-striping yarn that is truly impressive. That’s why we are so excited to have Biscotte yarns join the fibre space yarn family. Each skein is $26 and 384 yards of superwash Merino and Nylon in a nice tight 3 ply fingering weight.
Hilariously enough, the Biscotte yarns dying story starts similarly to my knitting story. Many of my beginner knitting students have heard my anecdote about when a good friend asked me to make her a Harry Potter scarf for the Holidays. I was an experienced crocheter, but the scarves are clearly knitted. I’m a bit of a purist, so I taught myself to knit in order to make her a proper scarf. Louise, the magician behind Biscotte yarns took this a few steps further. Unable to find the colors that matched what she wanted to create, she started dyeing her own, and became hooked. Thankfully, she decided to expand her skills and share her amazing talents with the rest of us!
Biscotte’s Harry Potter colorways are pure magic (pun intended), but it doesn’t stop there. I am personally very fond of Clown Fish and Knit Me With Your Best Shot, but there’s a colorway for just about anyone. Browse them all:
If you’re in love with these colorways, but looking for something a little bit more interesting than simple stockinette or rib stitch socks, Ravelry has some amazing options for you. Jaywalkers are a classic for self-striping yarns, and are always a great option. I’m personally fascinated by the Stitch Surfer pattern from the Knitty’s Deep Fall issue in 2012. Pair a self striping with a fantastic solid or monochromatic hand dye, and you have some crazy unique socks. I also have my eye on the Wraptor pattern, since I am always looking for fun, new ways to make socks (and hats, and basically everything else).
What will you make with these fun colors?