A few years ago, as I became more serious about my knitting, I started hearing about an independent dyer from France called La Bien Aimée. When I went to look at this yarn, I was blown away. Maybe it was because it was French and seemed more exotic…. But the colorways were stunning.
La Bien Aimée is dyed by Aimée in Paris, France and is sold online and in an adorable yellow storefront in Paris. I cannot tell you how much I want to visit this physical store.
Aimée dyes her yarn on many bases. Here are some…
Merino Singles (Fingering – 100% Merino)
Super Sock (Fingering – 75/25)
Merino Twist Sock (Fingering – 75/25)
Merino Yak (Fingering – 70% Merino/20% Yak/10% Nylon)
Cashmerino (Fingering – 75% Merino/15% Cashmere/10% Nylon)
Allure (Fingering – 70% Alpaca/20% Silk/10% Cashmere)
BFL Tough Sock (75% Bluefaced Leicester/25% Nylon)
Helix (Lace – Wool)
Kumo (Lace – 75% Alpaca/25% Silk)
Mohair Silk (Lace – 70% Mohair/30% Silk)
Merino DK (DK – 100% Merino)
Merino Sport (Sport – 100% Merino)
Merino Aran (Aran – 100% Merino)
Big Merino (Super Bulky – 100% Merino)
La Bien Aimée is available online and the Paris shop is open Thursday through Saturday. The great thing about Aimée is that her online shop offers so many kits and fades. And they are gorgeous!!
More and more local yarn stores in the United States – and around the world – are stocking La Bien Aimée. I found my skein at a LYS booth at DFW Fiber Fest a few years ago.
Ease of Shopping
The website is super easy to use. I guarantee that you will find more than you want to find! There is so much lovely yarn to choose from!
Shipping from France is, obviously, expensive and slow. But it’s worth it.
Since I’m not getting to France anytime soon (thank you, COVID), I’ll have to be happy just browsing the La Bien Aimée website. Aimée also posts frequently on social media, so be sure to follow her there.