close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Fibre Company

The newest shipment of yarn from The Fibre Company has arrived. We have carried these yarns in the past, and our knitters fell in love with the unique blends of fibers and subtle color palette. So, now we have more!

Terra and Organik, both worsted weight alpaca/merino/silk blends,
are back on the shelves. Even though these yarns are made from the same fibers, the ratios of each ingredient and the spinning process make for two distinct yarns. Organik is a smooth and shiny single-ply, while Terra highlights the silk with a rustic, slubby texture which you can really see in the photo below. We also have Road to China Light, a light sport weight alpaca/silk/camel/cashmere blend. Look at those beautiful colors. Finally, there is Canopy Fingering. This alpaca/merino/bamboo blend has a bit of a following among our knitters. The alpaca and merino make this soft and drapey, and the bamboo adds such a nice shine. I claimed a skein of the Obsidian to play with, and I think I'll have to go back for more.
Kelbourne Woolens, distributor of The Fibre Company yarns, is a joint venture of popular knitwear designers Kate Gagnon Osborn and Courtney Kelley. They have designed a wonderful range of pieces specifically for these yarns. We have several of their hat patterns at Close Knit, and the Kelbourne Woolens website has a generous offering of patterns as well.

Here are a few of their patterns for Terra (click on the photo for more information),
Road to China Light,
and Canopy Fingering.
Courtney and Kate have a new book coming out soon featuring The Fibre Company yarns, Vintage Modern Knits. They also include a page on their website with designs published in other sources using their yarns, and we have many of these books and magazines at Close Knit. Come on in to the shop, and we will help you find the perfect Fibre Company yarn to match your newest favorite pattern.

Thanks to Kelbourne Woolens for the beautiful pattern and yarn photos!


  1. I LOVE Road to China light and just finished a design in it last night... one of my fav yarns!!!! So glad you are carrying it!

  2. Laura,
    Glad you love it, too. It is some fabulous stuff!