BC Garn Bio Balance: Never Say Goodbye to Sweater Weather

It’s spring in the northern hemisphere, and generally that means saying goodbye to sweater weather, regardless if we’re ready for it or not. My personal stock of knitwear consists of simple, everyday knits that are easy to make and wear, and I always miss my comfortable staples during the warmer months. What I need is the perfect, lightweight sweater that mimics my thicker woolies for the spring, chilly summer nights, and early fall.

The solution: BC Garn Bio Balance, a GOTS- certified 55% organic wool / 45% organic cotton blend and Regina Moessmer’s JANI.

Image: Regina Moessmer

Image: Regina Moessmer

When it comes to simple staple sweaters made in beautiful yarn this combo checks all the boxes for me. This sweater is worked from the top down and in the round, meaning it is the ideal podcast, commuting, TV watching, pub hang out sweater.

The only problem I’m having is selecting a color. Regina’s sample is shown in black, which is my favorite non-color, but I’m debating over Lead for a slight variation from my usual color, or take a giant leap and go for the lovely Marsh.

What do you all think? I can’t decide.

If you’re interested in knitting JANI and want to try out BC Garn Bio Balance, find our list of stockists here.

Introducing Somer Jordan to the KW Team!

We’re pleased to announce the newest edition to the Kelbourne Woolens team - Somer Jordan!

Somer at Tangle Movement Arts

Somer at Tangle Movement Arts

Somer is our new in-house sales representative; if you are one of our retail partners you’ve probably received an email or phone call from her. If not, expect one soon!

Somer (aka the former Miss Black America Pennsylvania 2017), is a Philadelphia native, a dedicated Anglophile, and a recent graduate of Eastern University with a B.A. in Entrepreneurial Studies.

Somer competing in “Shark Tank” at school.

Somer competing in “Shark Tank” at school.

Somer is also an accomplished and multi-faceted musician - she has been playing the violin for 17 years, and sings and raps, covering genres ranging from classical to gospel and hip hop. She owns a 200 year-old violin named Hazel, after the former owner Hazel Redd. She also crochets and knits, and volunteers weekly with children from the Wissahickon Boys & Girls Club, running their Crochet Club.

Somer has already enriched our lives with a surprise tiny desk concert and an unapologetic love for Cup O’ Noodles, which we all share. We’re so happy to have her on the team and expect you’ll all feel the same way!