Biscotte’s Self-Striping Yarn Lets You Knit Magic Into Every Sock!

Biscotte’s Self-Striping Yarn Lets You Knit Magic Into Every Sock!

Cupcake Shrug Knitting Kit From Biscotte Yarns

My New Project: Cupcake Shrug Knitting Kit From Biscotte Yarns

A few years ago I was introduced to Biscotte Yarns when I was asked to feature their terrific Bis-sock sock yarn on KnitHacker. I decided to knit a guinea pig sweater using the bright colorway Bouquet. It turned out great and then just earlier this year I had the opportunity to try their fun travel mug cozy kit, which I loved and will definitely knit again. It makes a great gift because you can knit it up yourself to give to non-knitting friends OR you can just give the whole kit & kaboodle to those who do. And if you like cats, you really have to check out this Folly sock pattern, it’s a kitty-cat must-have!

You can buy Biscotte hand-dyed yarns online or you can find it in shops all over the world, including their own knitting shop Les Laines Biscotte located in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville on the south shore of Montreal. A place I will visit one day!

Currently I’m working on Biscotte’s super-cute Cupcake Shrug with their lovely hand-dyed, self-striping, speckled, and semi-solid yarns. I love it because it’s a very versatile piece that you can wear as a scarf or a shrug! I’ll be sharing lots of updates as I go, look for them soon! But today I’m writing about something else … how to make magic with Biscotte’s self-striping yarn!

I saw this free sock pattern designed by Louise Robert (an owner of Biscotte Yarns) and I knew I had to share! She is a fan of the storyteller Fred Pellerin and his crazy fairy-tales about the small village where he grew up, a magical village called Saint-Élie-de-Caxton. Knit with Biscotte self-striping yarn, you don’t have to worry about color changes for the roads! The small houses are embroidered onto the socks using the duplicate stitch technique. And the best part, this pattern can be worked with a set of 5 double-pointed needles or on circular needles. I know many people who like to knit socks on circulars, so here you go! Make some magic, knit a pair of Saint-Élie-de-Caxton socks!

Free Sock Pattern - Saint-Élie-de-Caxton

Saint-Élie-de-Caxton – Socks Designed
by Louise Robert

About The Author


Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.

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