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TRUNK SHOW The Fibre Co Acadia (to Oct 5)

The Fibre Co has kindly leant us a little Trunk Show with some gorgeous samples knit up with The Fibre Co. Acadia. Acadia is a luscious, luxurious blend of silk noil, baby alpaca and fine merino wool. It has a slightly rustic look, but don’t be mistaken, this yarn is all beauty and softness. Acadia shines in simple knits, it positively SINGS, leaving you with less work and all the credit!

We have the Trunk show until Oct 5th, so pop in and see what the sweaters actually look and feel like!

Use code KITSTOGO10 at check-out to receive 10% off the online purchase of these kits to October 5, 2022 (can not be combined with other discounts or promotions).

Wythrop

Wythop is a pretty twist on a traditional yoke sweater, featuring a rosebud bobble and lace stitch pattern. It is knitted seamlessly from the bottom up and features short row shaping at the neck for an improved fit. Acadia gives the garment beautiful depth of colour and texture as well as an exceptional drape.

Skill Level: advanced beginner to intermediate

Construction

The pullover is knitted seamlessly from bottom up. The body and the sleeves are knitted in the round and joined at underarm. The yoke is knitted in the round with a simple rosebud lace-and-bobble pattern. The neck is shaped with short rows.

Size

  • Finished Bust: 86 (91: 101: 111: 121: 131) cm (34.25 (36.25: 40.25: 44.25: 48.25: 52.25) in)
  • suggested 0-5 cm (0-2 in) of positive ease around the bust

Special Skills

Kit Includes

Materials Not Included

Enso

Enso is a Japanese word for ‘circle’. It’s a simple pullover with pretty details that soften the look and make it a wardrobe staple. Enso features a round, scoop neck, garter panels along the sides, and a curved hem for a classic shape. It’s knit top-down, in the round, so no seams!

SEE FINISHED PROJECTS

Skill Level: Intermediate

Construction

Enso begins with casting on the stitches for the shoulders and back neck. The back is shaped with short rows to create the shoulder slope, and then worked down to the underarm shaping. Stitches are picked up along each shoulder and the front is also worked down to the underarm shaping. The front and back are then joined with stitches cast on for the underarms and the body is worked until the end. Stitches are picked up around each armhole for the sleeve heads and shaped with short rows, before the sleeves are knit in the round until the cuff.

The short rows along the shoulders and on the sleeves are worked by wrapping stitches. However, for this pattern, the wraps are not picked up, but are left and form a subtle decorative line of across each shoulder. The wrapped stitch from the previous row is simply knit or purled as if it had no wrap.

Size

  • Finished Bust: 31.25 (32.75, 35, 36.5, 38, 40.25)(43.5, 45, 47.25, 49.5, 51)”

Special Skills

Kit Includes

Materials Not Included 

One Cardigan by Sarah Hatton

One Cardigan by Sarah Hatton is another staple addition to The Fibre Co.’s much-loved One Series, which centres on the idea of single garment worn and loved by people of all ages and from all walks of life. This beginner-friendly cardigan is worked from the top down using raglan shaping, so it is seamless. The pattern is gender-inclusive, and offered in an extended range of 15 sizes, from Toddler to Full sized Adult. The adult sizes also offer 2 options for body length.

Skill Level: Advanced beginner to intermediate

Construction

A timeless gender-inclusive cardigan knitted in one piece from the top down, which features classic raglan detailing. Sleeve stitches are put on hold and then the sleeves are worked in the round after the body is complete. The button band is picked up and finished last. The pattern is offered over 15 sizes from age 1-2 through to fit a 162 cm (64 in) chest, and with the option of a shorter or longer length for the adult sizes.

Size

  • Toddler/Child: Age 1-2 [2-4: 4-6: 6-8: 8-10: 10-12] or Finished Chest Circumference 22.75(26, 27.75, 28.5, 29.75, 31.5)”
  • Adult: Sizes 1[2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9], Finished Chest Circumference 33.5(37.75, 42.75, 46.75, 50, 54, 58, 62.5, 66.75)”
  • Ease: Child sizes are designed with 5-10 cm (2-4 in) of positive ease. Adult sizes 1 to 9 have 1-10 cm (0.25-4 in) of positive ease, depending on the size. For a fitted look please select a size nearer to your own body measurements; for a more relaxed fit we suggest nearer to the 10 cm (4 in) positive ease.

Materials

Circular Needle Length

  • Ages 1-2 and 2-4: 16″/40 cm
  • Ages 4-6, 6-8 and 8-10: 24″/60cm
  • Age 10-12 and Sizes 1-3: 32″/80cm
  • Sizes 4-9: 40″/100cm

Special Skills

District by Norah Gaughan

District is an elegant pop-over style sweater. Signature Norah Gaughan, It features simple, clean lines and a yummy texture in mosaic stitch.

If you’re interested in making this sweater with The Fibre Co. Acadia please contact us and we can put a kit together for you.

Construction

The sweater is worked in one piece from the bottom of the front to the bottom of the back. Sleeve ribbing is added after & there are 2 seams, the underarm/sleeve seams.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size

  • To fit bust 30 (34-38-42-46-50)”
  • Finished bust 35 (40-45-48-53-55)” or 89 (101.5-114-122-134.5-140)cm
  • length / 21 (22-23-24-25-26)” or 53.5 (56-58.5-61-63.5-66)cm
  • Shown to fit size 34” or 86.5cm

Materials

  • The Fibre Co. Acadia: main colour 6 (8-9-10-11-12) hanks, contrast colour 4 (5-6-6-7-8) hanks
  • 3.75mm/US5 needles
  • 3.25mm/US3 needles
  • Pattern

Special Skills

Botanical Wristwarmers

Keep your hands warm whilst leaving your fingers free with cosy wrist warmers.

If you’re interested in making these gloves with The Fibre Co. Acadia please contact us and we can order your favourite colour.

Materials

Lucinda

Lucinda was not included in our trunk show, but it’s such a great knit that I wanted you to see it! It’s the perfect, go-to sweater you’re going to’ll reach for every time you get dressed. The simple, clean lines are universally flattering and timeless, making it the perfect forever sweater!

SEE FINISHED PROJECTS 

Skill Level: Intermediate

Construction

Lucinda is worked from the bottom-up in one piece, then turned right-side out at the armhole and worked back and forth in rows. Shoulders are joined using the three-needle-bind-off. Sleeve Stitches are picked-up around the armhole and worked in the round to the cuff. The pullover is worked inside-out since many knitters prefer to knit than purl. There are two sleeve length options; the sample is shown in the shorter sleeve length. 

Size

  • 37¼ (40¼, 44, 47¾, 51¼, 54¼, 58, 61¾, 64¾, 68½)”
  • Shown in size 44” with shorter sleeves and 10” positive ease

Special Skills

Kit Includes

  • The Fibre Co. Acadia: Shorter Sleeves –  8 (9, 9, 11, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) skeins, Longer Sleeves – 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16, 17) skeins
  • Pattern

Materials Not Included

NEW PATTERN Star Anise from The Fibre Co

Star Anise

The Fibre Co’s next pattern in their The Almanac Series is being released today – Star Anise by Emma Wright (daughter of superstar designer Erika Knight).  Star Anise It is a luxurious, stranded colour-work sweater knit in five shades of Acadia. The pattern for this drop shoulder design offers options for either a wide or tapered sleeve and a crew or high neck. Knit in the round from the bottom up, this is a project for knitters after something extra special for spring.

Yarn

Star Anise is designed with Fibre Co. Acadia is a luscious, soft, slightly tweedy looking blend of silk-noil, baby alpaca and fine merino wool. It’s ideal for creating a handmade wardrobe that can be worn almost all year round, Acadia comes in a range of colours that sit well together to offer makers ample choice for projects. Most of the shades in Acadia have a heathered appearance created from layers of beautiful raw fibres of natural brown baby alpaca, ecru merino tops and silk-noil, which is then kettle dyed creating subtle duotones. Shades such as Egret, Sand and Mountain Ash use other natural shades of alpaca including white, light fawn and grey.

Read more about The Fibre Co Acadia (including video)

6 Scumptious knits made with Fibre Co Acadia

Fibre Co. Acadia for Star Anise:

  • Sand (A) – 8 [8: 9: 10: 11: 11: 12: 12: 13] hanks
  • Butterfly Bush (B) – 1 [2: 2: 2: 2: 2: 2: 3: 3] hanks
  • Yellow Birch (C) – 1 [1: 1: 1: 1: 1: 1: 2: 2] hanks
  • Cormorant (D) – 1 [1: 1: 2: 2: 2: 2: 2: 2] hanks
  • Thistle (E) – 1 [1: 1: 2: 2: 2: 2: 2: 2] hanks

Size

  • 1 [2: 3: 4: 5: 6: 7: 8: 9]
  • To fit a chest circumference of: 76-81 [86-91: 97-102: 107-112: 117-122: 127-132: 137-142: 147-152: 157-162] cm (30-32 [34-36: 38-40: 42-44: 46-48: 50-52: 54-56: 58-60: 62-64] in)
  • Finished chest circumference (at underarm): 96.5 [108.5: 121: 133: 145: 157: 169: 181: 193] cm (38.75 [43.5: 48.25: 53.25: 58: 62.75: 67.5: 72.5: 77.25] in)
  • Designed with 15-36 cm (6-14.25 in) of positive ease at chest circumference.
  • Photographs show the garment knit in Size 2 on a model with a chest circumference of 81-86 cm (32-34 in).

Needles & Notions

  • 4mm (US 6) circular needle in length smaller than finished chest circumference
  • 4mm (US 6) short circular needle or double-pointed needles
  • 4.5mm (US 7) circular needle in length smaller than finished chest circumference
  • 4.5mm (US 7) short circular needle or double-pointed needles
  • 3.75mm (US 5) circular needle in length smaller than finished chest circumference
  • 3.75mm (US 5) short circular needle or double-pointed needles
  • 3.75mm (US 5) 16″/40cm circular needle
  • 2 long stitch holders or scrap yarn
  • tapestry/darning needle

PROJECTS 6 Scrumptious Knits with Fibre Co Acadia

Fibre Company Acadia

I received an email from the Fibre Co this week announcing that their Yarn for March is one of my favourites, Fibre Co. Acadia (which is also on SALE right now)! When I get some more details I’ll post about their new pattern, Star Anise, which is set to be released on March 3rd. In the meantime, it got me thinking about all the other beautiful things that Acadia can become … so I assembled them.

Fibre Co. Acadia is a luscious, and slightly rustic looking blend of silk-noil, baby alpaca and fine merino wool. It’s Ideal for creating a handmade wardrobe that can be worn almost all year round, Acadia comes in a range of colours that sit well together to offer makers ample choice for projects. Most of the shades in Acadia have a heathered appearance created from layers of beautiful raw fibres of natural brown baby alpaca, ecru merino tops and silk-noil, which is then kettle dyed creating subtle duotones. Shades such as Egret, Sand and Mountain Ash use other natural shades of alpaca including white, light fawn and grey.

Patterns Designed with Fibre Co. Acadia

Pattern Ideas for Fibre Co. Acadia

  • 60% Merino wool, 20% baby alpaca, 20% silk
  • 50g/133m (145 yds)
  • DK weight
  • 21 to 23 sts = 10 cm/4″
  • 3.75/US5 to 4 mm/US6 needles
  • Gently hand wash colours separately in cool water.
  • We recommend alternating hanks as you work to give an overall blended appearance.
  • Made in Peru

Quantities

We currently have larger sweater quantities (12 or more) in the following colours: Cormorant, Driftwood, Granite, Mountain Ash, Plume, and Sand.

We have smaller sweater quantities (8 to 11) in the following colours: Blueberry, Blueleaf Birch, Butterfly Bush, Egret, Sea Lavender, and Thistle.

In The Flow

In The Flow is a generously sized cowl designed by Becky Baker to be an excellent project for the beginner knitter, or for any knitter who enjoys a simple, meditative project with beautiful yarn.

Size

  • One size
  • Total Circumference: 74 cm (29 in)
  • Height: 29.5 cm (11.75 in)

Materials

  • Fibre Co. Acadia: 1 skein in each of 4 colours
  • 4mm/US6 – 24″ circular needles
  • 3.75mm/US5 – 24″ circular needles
  • 1 stitch marker
  • darning needle
  • Pattern

Crop Top

This simple, cropped sweater is easily knit from the top-down, using short rows to shape the shoulders. It’s simple lines go well with any outfit and can be easily paired with a dress or a T-shirt.

Note

The silk content in Acadia makes it slippery, especially when wet. It is very important to check gauge AFTER blocking and to be careful not to stretch the fabric when laying it out to dry.

Size

  • (XS, S, M) (L, 1XL, 2XL) (3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
  • Finished Chest Measurements: (41 1⁄2”, 43 3⁄4”, 45 3⁄4”) (49 1⁄2”, 53 3⁄4”, 57 1⁄2”) (61 3⁄4”, 65 1⁄2”, 69 3⁄4”)/ (105.5, 111, 116) (125.5, 136.5, 146) (157, 166.5, 177)cm

Materials

Boiseau Wrap

Boiseau is a luxurious wrap worked in DK weight yarn on large needles. Subtle textures and easy lace give Boiseau just the right amount of detail, without being overwhelming. Broad panels of herringbone lace are set off by gently branching columns of lace rib and garter stitch. Drape Boiseau across your shoulders and show off the open lace, or wrap it around your neck as a sumptuous scarf to highlight the textures of the stitch patterns.

Skill Level: Advanced-beginner to intermediate

Size:  Approximately 18 x 70” after blocking

Materials

One Sweater DK

The Fibre Co has put out a series of One Sweater patterns that run from baby to adult sizes. The company owner & founder, Daphne, is wearing their One Sweater DK in
Fibre Co Acadia colour Royal Tern. I think the colour is absolutely smashing!

Size

  • To Fit Chest: 48-51 [53-58: 58-63: 63-68: 68-71: 71-76: 78-81: 86-91: 97-102: 107-112: 117-122: 127-132: 137-142: 147-152: 157-162] cm (19-20 [21-23: 23-25: 25-27: 27-28: 28-30: 30-32: 34-36: 38-40: 42-44: 46-48: 50-52: 54-56: 58-60: 62-64] in)
  • Chest Circ: 57 (65: 68.5: 72: 76: 80: 84: 95: 106.5: 118: 126: 133 145: 156: 167.5) cm (22.75 (26: 27.5: 29: 30.5: 32: 33.5: 38: 42.75: 47.25: 50.25: 53.25: 58: 61.5: 66) in)
  • Total Length (Shorter): 33 (40.5: 43: 46: 49: 55: 61: 61: 61: 62.5: 62.5: 65: 65: 66.5: 67.5) cm (13 (16: 17: 18: 19.5: 21.5: 24: 24: 24: 24.5: 24.5: 25.5: 25.5: 26: 26.5) in)
  • Total Length – Longer (at shoulder): – ( -: -: -: -: -: 66: 67: 68: 70.5: 70.5: 76: 77: 78.5: 80.5) cm (- -(: -: -: -: -: 26: 26.5: 26.5: 27.5: 27.5: 30: 30.5: 30.5: 31.5) in)
  • Upper Arm Circ: 24.5 (28.5: 29.5: 31.5: 32: 34: 36: 38: 39: 44: 47.5: 49.5: 52: 54: 56) cm (10 (11.5: 11.75: 12.5: 13: 13.75: 14.5: 15.25: 15.5: 17.5: 19: 19.75: 21: 21.75: 22.5) in)

Materials

Lucinda

Lucinda is a great basic pullover made for comfort and ease. It’s means to be a roomy, casual that looks great on everyone. Lucinda is worked in one piece in the round from the bottom-up until the underarms, then the fronts and the back are worked separately, joining the shoulders with a three-needle-bind-off. There are instructions for two sleeve lengths (shown in the shorter sleeve). The sweater was designed with Fibre Co. Acadia, and it’s actually been knit up 76 times with it on Ravelry (there are lots of great looking Acadia Lucinda’s to be seen).

Skill Level

Lucinda should be good for anyone at the advanced-beginner to intermediate skill level.

Size

  • Finished Bust: 37¼ (40¼, 44, 47¾, 51¼, 54¼, 58, 61¾, 64¾, 68½)“
  • Shown in size 44” with shorter sleeves and 10” positive ease

Yarn

Fibre Co. Acadia:

  • For shorter sleeves: 8 (9, 9, 11, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) skeins
  • For longer sleeves: 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16, 17) skeins

Other Materials

  • 3.5mm/US4 & 3.75mm/US5 needles (see pattern for details)
  • Pattern

Brown Eyed Susan

Brown-Eyed Susan is a crescent-shaped shawl with petal pleats at the bottom edge. It can be buttoned at the front, wrapped and tied at the back or draped around your neck. Brown-Eyed Susan can be made in as many or few colours as you choose. It can be knit in one solid colour, striped with a matching or contrast petal pleat border, or given a ‘brown eye’ by knitting the first twenty-three rows in a solid colour. Try working one of the stripes in a semi-solid and using leftover sock yarns for the alternating stripes.

The sample in the photo above is size small, made with Colour A: Blue Heron x 1, Colour B: Bog x 1, Colour C: Asparagus x 3)

Size

  • Small – Finished measurements: width – 107cm/42in, depth – 42cm/16.5in
  • Large – Finished measurements: width – 185cm/73in, depth – 55cm/22in

Materials

PROJECT Hipster

This book has absolutely nothing to do with the hat, it’s just something I’m reading.

Hipster

What can you do with one 50g skein of really nice yarn? You can make a really nice beanie! Hipster is a great little pattern from Tin Can Knits that spans sizes from baby to adult large and can be used with either DK or Aran weight yarn (for this project we went with the former). For any size, you only need 1 skein of delicious Fibre Co Acadia. Acadia has a slightly rustic look, but don’t be fooled, it’s made with 100% sexy stuff: Silk Noil, Baby Alpaca, and Merino Wool. Think of it as a city dweller’s fantasy of what they want rustic to be (which really couldn’t be further from the reality, but we humans love our theatre).

Bird crashed the photo shoot
The colour is closer to being accurate on the white background

This project and yarn combo are excellent gift territory – nobody doesn’t need a little hat when it’s chilly, and the end result will be gorgeous, no matter what! The finished hat is also reversible – the neat decrease detail in the crown looks amazing on both sides. If you prefer the fisherman look over the hipster, you can add a turned-up brim by making the ribbing longer, but remember to get a second skein of Acadia (one skein should still be fine for a baby size).

The crown decreases from both sides of the fabric

I always like recommending patterns by Tin Can Knits; their patterns are easy to follow, they work, the sizing usually covers all ages, and when I’ve contacted them and asked them questions they were really kind and helpful. So basically, if you are one of those people who are resistant to paying for patterns, I feel like the ones by Tin Can Knits have a lot of value and I think you get a lot for what you’re paying for. Plus they’re Canadian, eh!

Photo: Tin Can Knits

Size

  • To Fit: Baby (Child, Small Adult, Medium Adult, Large Adult)
  • Head circumference: 16” (18”, 20”, 21”, 22”)

Materials

Photo: Tin Can Knits

One Sweater DK

The Fibre Co has put out a series of One Sweater patterns that run from baby to adult sizes. The company owner & founder, Daphne, is wearing their One Sweater DK in
Fibre Co Acadia colour Royal Tern. I think the colour is absolutely smashing!

Size

  • To Fit Chest: 48-51 [53-58: 58-63: 63-68: 68-71: 71-76: 78-81: 86-91: 97-102: 107-112: 117-122: 127-132: 137-142: 147-152: 157-162] cm (19-20 [21-23: 23-25: 25-27: 27-28: 28-30: 30-32: 34-36: 38-40: 42-44: 46-48: 50-52: 54-56: 58-60: 62-64] in)
  • Chest Circ: 57 (65: 68.5: 72: 76: 80: 84: 95: 106.5: 118: 126: 133 145: 156: 167.5) cm (22.75 (26: 27.5: 29: 30.5: 32: 33.5: 38: 42.75: 47.25: 50.25: 53.25: 58: 61.5: 66) in)
  • Total Length (Shorter): 33 (40.5: 43: 46: 49: 55: 61: 61: 61: 62.5: 62.5: 65: 65: 66.5: 67.5) cm (13 (16: 17: 18: 19.5: 21.5: 24: 24: 24: 24.5: 24.5: 25.5: 25.5: 26: 26.5) in)
  • Total Length – Longer (at shoulder): – ( -: -: -: -: -: 66: 67: 68: 70.5: 70.5: 76: 77: 78.5: 80.5) cm (- -(: -: -: -: -: 26: 26.5: 26.5: 27.5: 27.5: 30: 30.5: 30.5: 31.5) in)
  • Upper Arm Circ: 24.5 (28.5: 29.5: 31.5: 32: 34: 36: 38: 39: 44: 47.5: 49.5: 52: 54: 56) cm (10 (11.5: 11.75: 12.5: 13: 13.75: 14.5: 15.25: 15.5: 17.5: 19: 19.75: 21: 21.75: 22.5) in)

Materials

Bird crashed the photo shoot

HOURS Canadian Thanksgiving & Projects

Pumpkin Beanie … by Knit-O-Matic!

Store Hours For Canadian Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving comes a bit earlier north of the 44th parallel in Canada, it has something to do with our harvest being earlier, therefore we we dine earlier. We are open regular store hours (11 am to 6 pm) on Saturday & Sunday, and closed on Monday. Have a great weekend, wherever you are!

Saturday October 9: 11 am to 6 pm

Sunday October 10: 11 am to 6 pm

Monday October 11: CLOSED


Some Cieslak for the Weekend

Never wanting to leave you without some inspiration, here are a couple of pullovers by designer Jacqueline Cieslak. I love that Jacqueline’s designs are size inclusive, but I love even more that her designs LOOK GREAT on different sized women. Her casual little tops are always just right for people, no matter what shape they may be. Wear them over a dress or a loose shirt, it’s all beautiful! Plus, they aren’t immense projects, so they won’t break the bank, and you’ll actually wear it (an important factor to my mind). they’re pretty, and I think its good to make yourself feel beautiful on the outside, because you are beautiful on the inside.

I think my favourite yarns for these projects would be Fibre Co Road to China Light (’cause I’m indulgent when it comes to nurturing myself), but I’d make at least one size larger because the tension will be smaller. Another idea that gets me going would be two strands of Fibre Co Meadow held together (also indulgent, but I love nice textiles) – ideally this would be in 2 different colours to create a marl.

Bay Pullover

The Bay Pullover is your dream all-weather sweatshirt, whether you’re getting cozy at home or being tousled by a crisp ocean breeze. This relaxed fit pullover features dolman sleeves, uninterrupted stockinette on the front and back panels, and decorative 3-needle bind offs, making for a simple, seamless knit with a clean, modern look. The pattern includes 9 sizes, 6 original video tutorials, technical illustrations for understanding the unique construction, and detailed guidance for choosing your size and adjusting the sleeves.

Size

Because of the dolman sleeves and relaxed fit, BAY works with an extremely wide range of positive ease (anything from 6-20”/15-50cm). If you prefer more drape or a more oversized fit, feel free to size up! In the photos, Jacqui is wearing a size 7 (62”/155cm). Her bust circumference is 54”/135cm, her waist circumference is 49”/122.5cm, and her bicep circumference is 20”/50cm.

  • Finished Bust Circumference: In inches: (38, 42, 46) [50, 54, 58] {62, 66, 70} inches or (95, 105, 115) [125, 135, 145] {155, 165, 175} cm
  • To choose your size, measure the circumference of your torso around the fullest part of your bust/chest and add at least 6”/15cm.
  • To see how BAY looks across the size range with varying amounts of ease, check out the test knitting round up here!

Yarn Options

Because the recommended yarn is a silk/linen blend, both of which are fibres that stretch and have a lot of drape, I recommend using something that also has some stretch. Superwash yarns, blends with cotton, linen, wool, silk, or alpaca tend to be good at this.

All the Other Materials

Bay Slipover

The Bay Slipover is your dream all-weather slipover, whether you’re getting cozy at home or being tousled by a crisp ocean breeze. This relaxed fit top features dolman sleeves, uninterrupted stockinette on the front and back panels, and decorative 3-needle bind offs, making for a simple, seamless knit with a clean, modern look. The pattern includes 9 sizes, 6 original video tutorials, technical illustrations for understanding the unique construction, and detailed guidance for choosing your size and adjusting the sleeves.

Size

Because of the dolman sleeves and relaxed fit, BAY works with an extremely wide range of positive ease (anything from 6-20”/15-50cm). If you prefer more drape or a more oversized fit, feel free to size up! In the photos, Jacqui is wearing a size 7 (62”/155cm). Her bust circumference is 54”/135cm, her waist circumference is 49”/122.5cm, and her bicep circumference is 20”/50cm.

  • Finished Bust Circumference: In inches: (38, 42, 46) [50, 54, 58] {62, 66, 70} inches or (95, 105, 115) [125, 135, 145] {155, 165, 175} cm
  • To choose your size, measure the circumference of your torso around the fullest part of your bust/chest and add at least 6”/15cm.
  • To see how BAY looks across the size range with varying amounts of ease, check out the test knitting round up here!

Yarn Options

Because the recommended yarn is a silk/linen blend, both of which are fibres that stretch and have a lot of drape, I recommend using something that also has some stretch. Superwash yarns, blends with cotton, linen, wool, silk, or alpaca tend to be good at this.

All the Other Materials

ACCESSORIES in Fibre Co Acadia

Prologue

Today is accessories day! Last time we covered some inspiring sweater projects, but now it’s time to look at some smaller, faster, and simpler projects. I’ve included a link for finished projects in the materials section for each project, so you can check out how people peoples look. Here’s a link so you can see ALL the accessory project ideas.

My choice of projects is simple and accessible. There have been so many new knitters since COVID landed, and I know you don’t have the same access to in-person education that you normally would. Knitting has historically been taught from person to person, and i know how hard it’s been on you trying to learn from books and the internet. I’m also hearing from so many people who tell me they’re experiencing brain-fog and are having a hard time focussing – you’re in VERY good company and I’ve been trying to keep that in mind when I choose suggestions.

USE code ACADIA10 at checkout to receive 10% OFF your ONLINE purchase of Fibre Co. Acadia!

  • This offer is only available for a limited time and EXPIRES at 11:59pm October 26, 2020.
  • Make as many purchases as you like, there’s no limit on the number of times you use this discount code before it expires.
  • This offer does NOT apply to in-store purchases.
  • You can have your online order shipped or pick it up in store, you can chose at check-out.

Fibre Co. Acadia is a luscious, and slightly rustic looking blend of silk-noil, baby alpaca and fine merino wool. It’s Ideal for creating a handmade wardrobe that can be worn almost all year round, Acadia comes in a range of colours that sit well together to offer makers ample choice for projects.

Most of the shades in Acadia have a heathered appearance created from layers of beautiful raw fibres of natural brown baby alpaca, ecru merino tops and silk-noil, which is then kettle dyed creating subtle duotones. Shades such as Egret, Sand and Mountain Ash use other natural shades of alpaca including white, light fawn and grey.

  • 60% Merino wool, 20% baby alpaca, 20% silk
  • 50g/133m (145 yds)
  • DK weight
  • 21 to 23 sts = 10 cm/4″
  • 3.75/US5 to 4 mm/US6 needles
  • Gently hand wash colours separately in cool water.
  • We recommend alternating hanks as you work to give an overall blended appearance.
  • Made in Peru
Photos: Churchmouse Yarns & Teas, KnitOnePurlTootoo

Easy Folded Poncho

I love this poncho, it transcends trends and always keeps you cozy and warm. It’s easy to knit (just one long stockinette rectangle), easy to finish, and easy to throw on.

Skill Level

Beginner (after your first scarves), less experienced knitters, or those of us with COVID related brain-fog who need something REALLY simple.

Size

  • Poncho: 22 x 50″/56 x 127cm, before folding
  • Cowl: 24″/61cm around x 8″/20cm tall.

Yarn

Fibre Co. Acadia:

  • With cowl: 7 skeins
  • Without cowl: 6 skeins 

Other Materials

Photos: Susus, Happy Knits

Rikke

A lot of people undervalue the textural possibilities of garter stitch, but it makes for simple, a beautiful aesthetic while adding extra warmth and stretch. It doesn’t hurt that the Acadia’s luxe-rustic texture just looks better with texture.

Skill Level

This project is great for less experienced knitters. You may not want to make it your very first-ever hat (go for a thicker yarn and very basic beanie or slouchy beanie shape for that), but it’s good for adding a few more small skills.

Size

  • One Size
  • Fits Adult – between 21-23″

Materials

Photos: Orange Flower Yarn, YarnFolkAnn

Age of Brass & Steam Kerchief

Kerchief sized wraps are great little projects, a good way to test out a smaller quantity of yarn, and if you want it bigger you can keep knitting. Kerchiefs are super popular as scarfy/neck accessories: they cover up your vulnerable parts without all the bulk around the sides and hanging down your front.

Skill Level

This project is great for less experienced knitters.

Materials

Photos: barbarascohen, Stephen West

Boneyard Shawl

The Boneyard Shawl is an oldie but a goodie. The simplicity of the design lets the yarn shine, plus its an easy knit for less experienced knitters. It’s a bit bigger than the Age of Brass & Steam Kerchief, and gives you more coverage.

FYI: if you adore the the hand-painted red in the picture of above try Malabrigo Arroyo in 33 Cereza.

Skill Level

This project is great for less experienced knitters.

Materials

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SWEATERS in Fibre Co Acadia

Prologue

When I started researching Fibre Co. Acadia I found more project ideas than I ever expected, although it makes a lot of sense, it’s YUMMY! In this post I’m looking at sweater ideas so that people who need sweater quantities of the yarn can get them first (a post with smaller projects and accessories will follow in a couple of days). I’ve included a link for finished projects in the materials section for each project, so you can check out how people peoples look. Here’s a link for ALL the clothing ideas. I’m about to have a shipment of some other yarns shipped, so if you need more than we have in stock PLEASE contact us, I may be able to make some magic happen!

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  • This offer does NOT apply to in-store purchases.
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Fibre Company Acadia

I originally ordered a bag of Fibre Co. Acadia to play with, and as soon and I handled the bag I knew I had to get it for you! It’s just so luscious, so gorgeous, it made me happy, and now that the stock has arrived in the store I adore gazing at those cubbies and putting it away. Swatching it was a joy, and I’ve been feeling a little envious of the clients who’ve already snapped some up (I’m currently working of a hat for my beau, it’s loved-ones need hats & scarves season).

Fibre Co. Acadia is a luscious, and slightly rustic looking blend of silk-noil, baby alpaca and fine merino wool. It’s Ideal for creating a handmade wardrobe that can be worn almost all year round, Acadia comes in a range of colours that sit well together to offer makers ample choice for projects.

Most of the shades in Acadia have a heathered appearance created from layers of beautiful raw fibres of natural brown baby alpaca, ecru merino tops and silk-noil, which is then kettle dyed creating subtle duotones. Shades such as Egret, Sand and Mountain Ash use other natural shades of alpaca including white, light fawn and grey.

  • 60% Merino wool, 20% baby alpaca, 20% silk
  • 50g/133m (145 yds)
  • DK weight
  • 21 to 23 sts = 10 cm/4″
  • 3.75/US5 to 4 mm/US6 needles
  • Gently hand wash colours separately in cool water.
  • We recommend alternating hanks as you work to give an overall blended appearance.
  • Made in Peru
Photos: Carrie Bostick Hoge

Lucinda

Lucinda is a great basic pullover made for comfort and ease. It’s means to be a roomy, casual that looks great on everyone. Lucinda is worked in one piece in the round from the bottom-up until the underarms, then the fronts and the back are worked separately, joining the shoulders with a three-needle-bind-off. There are instructions for two sleeve lengths (shown in the shorter sleeve). The sweater was designed with Fibre Co. Acadia, and it’s actually been knit up 76 times with it on Ravelry (there are lots of great looking Acadia Lucinda’s to be seen).

Skill Level

Lucinda should be good for anyone at the advanced-beginner to intermediate skill level.

Size

  • Finished Bust: 37¼ (40¼, 44, 47¾, 51¼, 54¼, 58, 61¾, 64¾, 68½)“
  • Shown in size 44” with shorter sleeves and 10” positive ease

Yarn

Fibre Co. Acadia:

  • For shorter sleeves: 8 (9, 9, 11, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) skeins
  • For longer sleeves: 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16, 17) skeins

Other Materials

Sheffield Cardigan

The Sheffield Cardigan is an easy-to-wear, fun-to-knit, fluid and elegant piece which was created specifically for the lusciously-tweedy Fibre Co. Acadia. Sheffield is an open cardigan with slightly-dolmaned sleeves that looks great in a variety of different fits. It’s worked from one sleeve cuff to another, in a single piece. The subtle Garter Stitch ornamentation highlights the lustre and drape of this nubby, tweedy yarn. The pattern is suitable for a beginning sweater knitter.

The sizing on Sheffield is very flexible. If you’d prefer a closer-to-the-body look, like Naomi in the tan sample, try a size that’s 2 – 4” (5 – 10 cm) larger than your upper torso circumference. If you like things extra-generous and kimono in feel, go for a size that’s at least 12” (30.5 cm) larger than your upper torso circumference, like Naomi in the grey. Or, anything in between.

Size

  • The sizing on Sheffield is very flexible. If you’d prefer a closer-to-the-body look, like Naomi in the tan sample, try a size that’s 2 – 4” (5 – 10 cm) larger than your upper torso circumference. If you like things extra-generous and kimono in feel, go for a size that’s at least 12” (30.5 cm) larger than your upper torso circumference, like Naomi in the grey. Or, anything in between.
  • Finished bust circumference: 34 (36½, 38, 40½, 42, 44½, 46, 48½, 50, 52½, 56, 60)’’ or 86.5 (92.5, 96.5, 103, 106.5, 113, 117, 123, 127, 133.5, 142, 152.5) cm

Materials

Photos: Jennifer Steingass, sarah-lee

Arboreal

I really like this sweater, I had eyeballed it for a first fair-isle sweater and when it popped up in my search I was super excited. It looks absolutely gorgeous made with Fibre Co. Acadia, it really took the idea of a fair-isle into a different place for me. I’ve always thought of them as sheepier/woolier kinds of things, and the sheen in the yarn appealed to my subconcious magpie. As I implied, I also feel like the pattern is a good place to try-out the fair-isle colourwork technique.

Skill Level

An Intermediate knitter should be good for this project. The technique is fair-isle, so if you’ve never done that before it’s a good idea to practice the technique on something smaller beforehand to establish your tension, like a hat or cowl.

Size

  • Bust circumference: 33.25 (36, 38.5, 42, 45)(47, 49, 51.5, 53.25, 56)” 84.5 (91.5, 98, 106.75, 114.5)(119.5, 124.5, 131, 135.25, 142.25) cm

Materials

Photos: Boylandknitworks, Esmith43

Ninilchik Swoncho

Wha is this garment? A “swoncho” is what happens when a poncho and a sweater have a baby. It’s a great cover-up, oversized, fairly shapeless, but it also has arms, so you can hold things and have greater mobility. The shape is also a great place to practice your fair-isle, it won’t matter if your tension isn’t spot-on, it’s raison d’etre is being oversized … and being pretty too, of course! The colours in Fibre Co. Acadia are all complementary, their tones are all complementary and go with each other, so none will clash (of course, if you can’t make it to the store and want help choosing colours please feel free to contact us for a colour consultation, it’s actually one of my favourite parts of my job).

Skill Level

An Intermediate knitter who’s on the advanced side of the spectrum should be good for this project. The technique is fair-isle, so if you’ve never done that before it’s a good idea to practice the technique on something smaller beforehand to establish your tension, like a hat or cowl.

Special Skills Required

  • Knitting in the round
  • short rows
  • stranded colourwork (note that while most rounds use only 2 colours, there are 2 rounds which require carrying 3 colours)

Sizes

  • Sizes: 1 (2)
  • Size 1 will fit XS-M, size 2 will fit L-3X
  • Body Circumference: 69 (83)” 175 (211) cm

Materials

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