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: A classic DK weight yarn, Luma is inspired by the mood and light found in sun-bathed savannas. The plant-based fibers of organic cotton and linen are mixed with silk and fine Merino wool to provide warmth when its cool, yet be light enough for warmer climates, a perfect yarn to create layering pieces of a handmade wardrobe.
Yarn weight: DK Hank weight: 50 g
Fibre: 50% Merino wool, 25% organic cotton, 15% linen, 10% silk
Length: 125 m (137 yd) per 50 g hank
Tension / Gauge: 21–23 sts per 10 cm (4 in)
Needle size: 3.75–4mm (US 5–6)
Care: Gently hand wash colours separately in cool water.