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: The Fibre Co.’s first brushed yarn is processed in a mill in Southern Peru, home of the alpaca. Cirro is a sport weight yarn that combines the long lustrous Suri alpaca fibre with Merino wool. The brushed effect is created by wrapping this blend around an organic cotton binder thread to achieve a light and airy yarn perfectly balanced for body and drape. Cirro creates a delightfully soft haloed fabric that is light as a feather and easily worn next to the skin.
Yarn weight: Sport
Hank weight: 50 g
Fibre: 40% Suri alpaca, 40% organic cotton, 20% Merino wool
Length: 225 m (246 yd) per 50 g hank
Tension / Gauge: 23 sts per 10 cm (4 in)
Needle size: 4mm (US 6)
Care: Gently hand wash colors separately in cool water.