Lately we have developed a huge crush on a new yarn from The Fibre Company, Acadia. It is a perfect for spring knits. A 60/20/20 blend of Merino wool, baby alpaca, and silk it has a complexity that adds, not distracts, from your stitches. It is stunning in lace, as in the detail from the Avery Cowl at left. Designed by Kate Gagnon Osborn of Kelborne Woolens this cowl is avilable as a free pattern! If you look at the detailed sitchwork you can see how beautifully Acadia works up. And, the colors! We think they are excusite. This yarn is a prefect example of an artisan yarn at its finest. To see other free patterns in Acadia, click here!
We also stock two other Fibre Company yarns. Terra (shown in Nettle, at right) a 40/40/20 blend of baby alpaca, Merino Wool, and silk in a worsted weight single. Its texture also gives a unique look to stitches. Road to China is a 65/15/10 blend of baby alpaca, silk, and camel. This smooth sport-weight yarn has excellent drape and its unique blend of fibers creates a color complexity that adds wow to even the simplest of stitches. You can see Road To China in action at the far right in the detail from the Alice Cowl pattern, another free pattern avilable in three sizes.
The Fibre Company uses only the finest grade of natural fibers including alpaca, camel, cashmere, cotton, linen, Merino, and soy to make their yarns. Their unique kettle dyed colors are rich and sophisticated. Come into the shop to check out these yarns for yourself. We have a few projects worked so you can see for yourself what great results you can get.