The Fibre Company - Cumbria Worsted

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The Fibre Company - Making Hand Knitting Yarns that Delight and Inspire!

The Fibre Co.’s story began in 2003 in an old warehouse on the working waterfront of Portland, Maine, USA with a small spinning mill, lots of raw natural fibre and owner/founder Daphne Marinopoulos’ vision of creating yarns that she couldn’t find on the retail shelves. From these humble beginnings to today’s global brand now based in the United Kingdom, we work with a variety of producers and artisans to continue creating yarns that delight and inspire the enthusiast maker. To hear the story in her own words, watch and listen as Daphne talks about fibres, dyeing and yarn development on some of the most popular video and audio podcasts.

Yarn: In celebration of her move to England, founder, Daphne, developed this yarn to be evocative of the mood, light and places that characterise the North West of the United Kingdom. Cumbria is a classic worsted weight yarn in saturated colors inspired by the lakes and hills. In combining the brown wool from English Masham with a fine Mohair from Argentina, a strength, lustre and warmth is produced that is ideal for handmade staples. These two fibres are blended with a fine South American Merino to give the final yarn the softness and beautiful hand that defines The Fibre Co. yarns. Fabrics knit from Cumbria are made for long walks across sheep-grazed fells and valleys or a homebody’s favourite sweater.

Yarn weight: Worsted   Hank weight: 100 g
Fibre: 
60% Merino wool, 30% masham wool and 10% mohair
Length: 
218 m / 238 yds per 100 g hank
Tension / Gauge: 
18–20 sts / over 10 cm / 4 in

Needle size: 4-5 mm / 6-8 US / 8-6 UK

Care: Gently hand wash colours separately in cool water. We recommend alternating hanks as you work to give an overall blended appearance.