Discover the story behind our self-striping Autorayanteᵐᶜ hand-dyed yarn below.
In English we use the term "self-striping" but since Biscotte Yarns was precursor in its field of expertise, no word existed in the French language to designate this type of color. It is thus in March 2009 that the owners appealed to Stéphanie Beaulieu, certified translator, and that with her they developed the word AUTORAYANTEᵐᶜ. Do not look for it in the dictionary since it is not there: it is a word invented and marketed by Biscotte Yarns to designate their striped wools! The name AUTORAYANTEᵐᶜ was introduced to the world of wool and knitting by Biscotte Yarns and is an integral part of the identity of this brand.
What is the AUTORAYANTEᵐᶜ yarn?
Since 2007, Biscotte Yarns has pushed the limits of hand-dyed wool by specializing its artisan dyeing technique. After several months of work, trials, mistakes and sacrificed wool, the owners have developed a way of dyeing the wool in colored stripes.
For laymen, Biscotte AUTORAYANTEᵐᶜ self-striping yarns are dyed so as to produce stripes by themselves by knitting. No need to get several balls of assorted colors and worry about changing wool and weave in the ends. Everything is done automatically, it's almost magical!
The production of this wool is a process that requires a lot of handling and sometimes loss before you arrive skein ready to knit. Biscotte Yarns pays particular attention to color changes in order to produce a smooth transition between stripes. The AUTORAYANTEᵐᶜ self-striping color palette is unique and exclusive to the Biscotte Yarns brand.
The owners are proud to be able to offer their customers their SELF-STRIPINGᵐᶜ wool for almost a decade! They now have more than 60 SELF-STRIPINGᵐᶜcolors including the very popular Autorayanteᵐᶜ self-striping watermelon yarn.
AUTORAYANTEᵐᶜ for all tastes!
Over the years, Biscotte Yarns has designed, produced and marketed over hundred self-striping Autorayante® colors, many of which have become classics:
What do you knit with self-striping AUTORAYANTEᵐᶜ yarn?
To maximize the effect of the SELF-STRIPINGᵐᶜ yarn, you have to choose knitwear of small circumference such as socks, mitts, hats and scarves. Biscotte Yarns has developed knitting patterns that highlight different effects of SELF-STRIPINGᵐᶜ yarns as the following free sock patterns: Stitch Surfer, Viper's Tongue, Biscotte Sheep and Carousel.
These knitting patterns are available here, visit our knitting patterns collection on this page: KNITTING PATTERNS ONLINE