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: Tundra is a bulky yarn created from our much loved formula of baby alpaca, merino and silk. This 2 ply yarn has a pleasing, rounded appearance that results in a plump hank with loft and a great hand. Accessories and garments alike enjoy a weightlessness but with all the enveloping warmth you’d expect from such an ample yarn. The generous 100 gram put up is perfect for creating warm and lofty one and two hank accessories, or just a few hanks more allow the creation of delightfully warm and soft garments. Tundra is a yarn for delighting in as you work up fast and pleasing handmades that add just the right flavour to winter days.
Yarn weight: Bulky
Hank weight: 100 g
Fibre: 60% baby alpaca, 30% Merino wool, 10% silk
Length: 109 m / 120 yds per 100 g hank
Tension / Gauge: 12—14 sts / 10 cm / 4 in
Needle size: 6.0—8.0 mm / 10—11 US / 4—0 UK
Care: Gently hand wash colors separately in cool water. It is recommended to alternating hanks as you work to give an overall blended appearance.