Yarn made from peppermint? Yes, it’s true. Bellatrista’s Menta is made from a sustainable, renewable fiber. It’s 100% viscose, which is made from regenerated cellulose fiber…in this case, peppermint.
Menta is a 6-ply, DK-weight yarn with a luxuriously soft hand and an elegant shimmer. As with other cellulose-based fibers, it drapes well, is moisture-wicking, breathable, and smooth and comfortable against the skin.
Fiber Content: 100% Viscose from Peppermint
Weight Description: DK
Yardage: 219 yards/200 meters
Knit Gauge: 6 sts = 1"
Recommended Needle Size: US 6
Form: Hank (requires winding)
Care Instructions: Hand wash cold, gentle cycle. Dry flat.
Upside down, inside out, doesn’t matter which way you wear designer Ariane Gallizzi’s Amstel Shrug, it’s always right. The cables are reversible! The shrug is knit bottom up (or top down) and seamed at the armholes.
The center cable symbolizes the river Amstel, which gave the medieval city of Amsterdam its name. The surrounding canals were added later, in the 17th century, and form the famous canal district. This beautiful city was Ariane’s home for 3 years and deserves a design dedicated to it!
Sold as a downloadable PDF.
Knit with Zen Yarn Garden's Serenity DK.
Sizes available: S (M, L, XL)
Bust Size: 33” (37”, 41”, 45”) or 84 cm (94, 104, 114 cm)
Color 1 (green in photo) = 1 (1,2,2) skeins
Color 2 (gray in photo) = 2 (2,3,3) skeins
Can also be knit in one color (see photos for example)
Equipment Needed: 7 US and 8 US circular needles, cable needle, 12 stitch markers