Hand-dyed yarn made of silk & Seacell ALGUA MARINA COBALT


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$47.00 CAD

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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.

COBALT The first cobalt blue was discovered by heating cobalt salts mixed with alumina by a chemist in 1802. His aim was to produce a blue comparable to the natural ultramarine, an extremely expensive color obtained from lapis lazuli. Van Gogh was a fervent admirer of the cobalt blue, as can be seen in his painting from 1888, Starry Night. He expressed this interest in a correspondence a few years before painting this work: "Cobalt is a divine color, there is nothing so beautiful to create space around objects" - Louise

  • Composition: 70% Silk, 30% Seacell
  • Quantity (Weight): 100 grams, 3.5oz
  • Length: 250 meters (275 yds)
  • Gauge: 20 - 22 stitches = 10 cm (4 in)
  • Needles: 3-4 mm (US # 3-6)
  • Care: Hand-wash in cold water, dry flat

Seacell is a silky fiber made from seaweed and eucalyptus fibers. Seacell is hypoallergenic and very gentle. Algae for the marine cells are harvested in sparsely populated fjords of Iceland, in places where there is no waste or pollution from ships. Combined with silk, it creates a luxurious and shiny thread.

If you love to knit with Biscotte Yarns, you will fall head over heels with this artisanal, hand-dyed ALGUA MARINA yarn by Louise Robert Design. Whether you are knitting a gorgeous shirt, a shawl or an ultra soft blanket, there's nothing better than an original, artisanal yarn designed by a passionate knitter for knitting enthusiasts.

In order to preserve the delicacy of this fibre, we advise you to wind any skein of Algua Marina with great care.

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews

This yarn is so soft and luxurious I am almost afraid to use it. The color is not as vibrant as I expected, but then, it is hand-dyed. I give it 5 stars for its luxury but only 3 stars for practicality. Might make a short waistcoat.

Catherine Lessard
Des fibres magnifiques!

J'adore flécher avec les fibres Algua Marina de la collection Louise Robert design. Les coloris se marient admirablement les uns aux autres et le rendu final est soyeux, lustré, magnifique. J'utilise diverses couleurs et d'autres fibres des collections Laines Biscotte, que je recompose au rouet pour créer une palette de teintes et textures originales.

Catherine Lessard
Quelle douceur et quels coloris magnifiques!

Les fibres Algua Marina m'ont permis de créer des rubans fléchés soyeux et lustrés magnifiques qui ornent des disques de bois gravés. Ces magnifique trophées ont été offerts aux lauréats des Prix Excellence Arts et Culture 2022, remis le 28 novembre par divers organismes culturels des régions de la Capitale-Nationale et Chaudière-Appalaches.
Les fibres Algua Marina ajoutent à la beauté et la préciosité du fléché.


Super sock de Louise Robert couleur Bronte
Comme vous pourrez le constater sur la photo de mes plantes, le rose mauve est au rendez-vous cette semaine dans notre maison.
Une laine qui contient un peu plus de nylon(+10%) que ma laine habituelle (Bis-Sock), plus épaisse mais aussi agréable à tricoter et à porter.
Le patron est une grille partagée par Inga Titova, j'aime bien l'élasticité que ce point produit, permet d'épouser les contours du pied.


Que dire de la couleur tout simplement splendide. La qualité de la soie c’est une fibre super douce et très agréable à tricoter