I am so proud and excited about the new yarn being added to my collection: The launch date for the new GRANOLA is April 29 (YESSS!!) 😁😁😁

This new yarn is made of 70% merino wool and 30% hemp and contains 300 yards of yarn per 100 gram skein. Since hemp does not absorb dye like protein fiber (wool), the result is really unique with a very “natural” look that I LOVE!!!

See for yourself some of the colors in this upcoming collection:

Another interesting fact with this hemp yarn is its washing care as it is machine washable and dryable!!! 🤨 I’m serious!!! Since hemp fiber has the property of stretching a lot when wet, it requires machine drying to return to its original shape. That said, if after several machine dryings, you find that the garment has shrunk a bit, spray it with a little water and block it to the desired dimensions (or take it out of the dryer before it’s completely dry to stretch it and finish drying it flat).

How wonderful is this property for such a beautiful hand-dyed yarn? ♥

So to celebrate the arrival of GRANOLA in my collection, I wrote a short-sleeved top pattern with this yarn where I combined features I love most in my own wardrobe: a slightly oversized sweater with fitted short sleeves for a feminine touch.

This picture doesn’t really do the model justice since the mannequin is too small (I designed the prototype for my size) but better pictures will follow eventually!

Since this design is worked from one sleeve to the other, I simply played with garter stitch rows over stockinette in front of the bust. Hence the name: the VERTILIGNE sweater (for vertical and “ligne” which means lines in french). This design is currently being tested by a few volunteer knitters 🤗 If you’d like to join our merry group of testers, add your email to this list ✍

That’s not all…

At Biscotte Yarns, we recently decided to feature knitting news by creating short weekly videos so I will have the pleasure to unveil and comment the new products at Biscotte, the patterns and knitting trends every week starting this week 😅

See you soon…

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