We’re delighted to announce that our first new yarn for the fall season has arrived! Meet Bio Balance, from BC Garn.
BC Garn is a family-owned, ecologically-minded yarn company out of Denmark. Many of their yarns are certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), so we feel confident that they are produced safely and responsibly, from the fiber to the dye.
Bio Balance is one of those certified organic yarns, a sport weight blend of 55% wool and 45% cotton. This combination brings the best of both fibers to the yarn. The wool lends elasticity and loftiness to the cool, soft cotton, and the result is a nice balance of animal and plant fibers, and smooth, well-behaved fabric.
This makes it an excellent sweater yarn, especially in our warm climate. A browse through Bio Balance projects on Ravelry shows that many knitters use it for sweater-making – here are few patterns to consider:
- “Tegna,” by Caitlin Hunter – a stockinette tee with lace at the bottom edge
- “June,” by Julie Weisenberger, of cocoknits – a top-down puff-sleeve pullover
- “Sanctuary,” by Stephanie Earp – a top-down cabled tee, from Pom Pom Quarterly, Summer 2019 – we still have copies, if you missed this beautiful issue when it first came out!
- “Kalaloch Pullover,” by Kate Gagnon Osborn of Kelbourne Woolens – an oversized lace yoke sweater
- “Yume,” by Isabell Kraemer – a top-down lace yoke pullover, with options for short or long sleeves
Because this yarn can be gently machine-washed, it’s great for baby and children’s garments, too:
- “Wee Envelope,” by Ysolda Teague – a stockinette pullover with a yoke knit side-to-side
- “Nemo,” by Rebekka Mauser – a textured, color block henley
- “Hosenmatz,” by Mayumi Kaliciak and Antje Litzmann – baggy baby pants
Look for Bio Balance in the sport weight section here at our shop!