Category Archives: Poncho

PRE-ORDER Super-Bulky Knits

The Yarn: Berroco Coco

Today we’re featuring a fun yarn, super-bulky weight yarn, Berroco Coco. Coco is 100% superwash merino wool dyed with splashes of color for fast and fabulous projects. It’s soft, easy to work with, it’s machine washable, and works up in a flash! Plus, it’s made in Italy, the birthplace of gorgeous textiles. See below for more details and colours available.

Pre-Order

These kits are a special-order, we aren’t stocking them in the store on a regular basis but you have the option to order them at any time (they will be available to purchase as long as the manufacturer makes them available to us). Your kit will ship or be available for pick-up once it arrives, and we will contact you. If you need your kit for a specific date please let us know and we can find out if it’s doable. 

Bingen

Bingen is a super-chunky cardigan that will work up FAST on 10mm/US15 needles. It is worked flat in pieces in seamed, making it a bit easier for newer knitters to wrap their head around. Seams might seem a bit old skool for seasoned knitters, but they serve a structural function, giving a garment shape and tailoring that is lost when you knit in the round.

Size

  • Bust (closed): (36, 41, 44) [49, 52, 57] {60, 65, 69½}” / (91.5, 104, 112) [124.5, 132. 145] {152.5, 165, 176.5} cm
  • Length: (25½, 26, 26½) [27, 27½, 28] {28½, 28½, 29}” / 65, 66, 67.5) [68.5, 70, 71] {72.5, 72.5, 73.5} cm
  • Shown in size 44″ / 112 cm
  • Recommended ease: 4–6″ / 10– 15 cm positive ease

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Garafano

Garafano is a cozy ruana that knits up quickly with a super-bulky yarn. What is a ‘ruana’? It’s a comfy wrap that’s open at the front and under the arms, for maximum mobility and comfort. You can wear it open or throw one side over your shoulder and pin it in place. This pattern begins at the back and has minimal finishing.

Size

  • Approximately 46 (50, 54)” wide x 58″ long (29″ long when worn)
  • Shown in size 46″

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Perham

Perham is a boxy turtleneck pullover with an allover basketweave pattern. It’s a cozy and warm sweater that will go well both outside and fireside. Perham is knit in pieces and seamed together.

Size

  • Bust:  (39, 42½, 46¼) [49¾, 53¼, 56¾] {60½, 64, 67½}” / (39, 42.5, 46.25) [49.75, 53.25, 56.75] {60.5, 64, 67.5} cm
  • Length:  (22, 23¾, 23¾) [23¾, 23¾, 23¾] {25½, 25½, 25½}” / (56, 60.5, 60.5) [60.5, 60.5, 60.5] {65, 65, 65} cm
  • Shown in size 42½” / 42.5 cm
  • Recommended ease:  2–4″ / 5–10 cm positive ease

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Margherita

This basic bottom-up raglan sweater is a great introduction to sweater knitting. The body and sleeves are knit in the round before being joined, and the super-bulky yarn, Berroco Coco, means it can be finished quickly!

Size

  • Bust:  38½ (42½, 46½, 50½, 54½, 58½, 62½)”
  • Length:  17½ (17½, 18½, 19¼, 19¾, 20¼, 20¾)” 
  • Shown in size 42½”
  • Suggested ease: 2–4″ positive ease.

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Becker

Becker is a simple broken rib scarf. Its super size and fringe make it a statement scarf you’ll want to throw on over any fall outfit (or winter coat).

Size: Approximately 13½” / 34 cm wide x  64″ / 160 cm long (not including fringe)

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  • 10mm/US15 needles (circular or straight)

Berroco Coco

Berroco Coco is 100% superwash merino wool dyed with splashes of color for fast and fabulous projects. It’s soft, easy to work with, it’s machine washable, and works up in a flash! It’s ideal for sweaters, hats, mitts, scarves, cowls, blankets (adult and baby). This yarn is a PRE-ORDER, we aren’t stocking them in the store on a regular basis but you have the option to order it at any time (as long as the distributor makes it available to us).

  • 100% Superwash Merino Wool
  • 100g/70m (77yds)
  • Super Bulky Weight
  • 10mm/US15 knitting needles 
  • knitting gauge: 10 sts & 14 rows = 4″ (10cm)
  • P (US) / 12 mm crochet hook
  • crochet gauge: 7 sc & 9 rows = 4″ (10cm)
  • Made in Italy
  • Washing: Place garment in a mesh wash bag, machine wash separately in cold water on delicate cycle. Lay flat to dry.
  • Patterns for Berroco Coco

How much yarn will I need?

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

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

FREEBIE Galilee

 

 

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Galilee

As soon as I saw this FREE pattern I knew I wanted to share it, but I figured I’d better wait until the heat settled down, and all the best yarn options had arrived. I love the elegant shape and texture in this “swancho” (it’s like a poncho, but with little sweater sleeves). If the textured panel seems a little daunting you can omit it and just knit the front panel like the same as the back, in stocking stitch.

You can use any chunky weight yarn (something that knits up on a 6mm/US10 needle). Berroco Vintage Chunky is soft, machine washable, and comes in a spectrum of great colours. Cascade Eco is made with 100% Peruvian wool that comes in both dyed and undyed natural colours, and is the most cost-effective choice, especially as the sizes grow). For a stunning statment, use Malabrigo Mecha, a gorgeous hand-dyed, machine washable, buttery soft single ply merino wool.

Size

  • Small (Medium, Large, X-Large, 2X, 3X)
  • Bottom edge – 55 (59, 64, 68, 71, 76)”
  • Length – 24½ (25, 25½, 26, 26½, 27)”

Yarn Options

Berroco Vintage Chunky: 9(10, 11, 13, 14, 15) skeins

Cascade Eco: 3(3, 3, 4, 4, 5) skeins

Malabrigo Mecha: 9(10, 11, 13, 14, 15) skeins

Other Materials

  • FREE Pattern
  • 5.5mm/US9-16″ circular needles
  • 5.5mm/US9-29″ circular needles
  • 6mm/US9-29″ circular needles
  • 2 stitch markers
  • tapestry or darning needle

 

 

 

FREEBIE Whisper

 

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Photo: Caroline Hegwer

 

Whisper

How pretty is this light, summer cover-up!? Not only is the pattern a freebie, but you can make it with any DK weight yarn – the very ultra soft, silky, and affordable Cascade Ultra Pima would be perfect! The pattern uses a series of needle sizes to create shape, so you’ll be very pleased if you already own a set of interchangeable needles, and if not it might be a great excuse to indulge!

Materials

  • Cascade Ultra Pima: 3 to 4 skeins
  • 16″ (or 24″ can work) circular needles, sizes 4.5mm/US7 & 5mm/US8
  • 24″ circular needles, sizes 5.5mm/US9 & 6mm/US10
  • 32″ circular needles, sizes 6.5mm/US10.5 & 8mm/US11
  • stitch markers
  • tapestry/darning needles
  • row counter
  • FREE Pattern

FREEBIE Denizen

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Denizen

This little number caught my attention immediately – how could you not fall for a FREE pattern for a super pretty little fall poncho? Plus, it’s knit up in buttery Malabrigo Merino Worsted. The yarn is a single ply and very flexible in terms of tension, and the designer has taken advantage of this and used a larger than normal needle – so it should knit up faster than expected – YAY!

Materials

 

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