Interweave Knits Spring 2015: Eastbound Sweater

The spring issue of Interweave Knits was released this past week featuring transitional garments preparing us for the indecisive weather of spring. From subtle lace cardigans and pullovers to spring accessories, this issue of Interweave Knits includes the Eastbound Sweater from Courtney Kelley featuring The Fibre Company Organik in the color Night Sky. 

Combining the traditional gansey patterning with the modern shape of a relaxed dolman, the Eastbound Sweater is a great addition to any wardrobe. 

One of my favorite details about the Eastbound Sweater is the armhole gusset that begins right after the hem is completed. Who said sleeve shaping can't be a design element. 

PATTERN SPECIFICATIONS:
SIZES: 38 (41, 45, 48, 55)" waist circumference. Sweater shown measures 38", modeled with 4.5" of positive ease. 
YARN: The Fibre Company Organik (70% merino wool, 15% baby alpaca, 15% silk; 98 yds/50 gm skein): night sky, 10 (11, 13, 15, 18) skeins. 
NEEDLES: US 8 (5mm) and 9 (5.5 mm): 16", 24" and 32" circulars. 
GAUGE: 16 sts and 25 rows = 4" in St st on larger needle.

The latest issue of Interweave is out now and features a wide range of designs perfect for any knitter. For more information on the Eastbound Sweater, click here. For more information about The Fibre Company Organik, click here

Introducing: Little Things!

We're delighted to announce the official release of our latest book, Little Things!

If you follow us on Instagram, you may remember when we did some teaser photos of our photoshoot back at the end of September, or during our "Sneak Peek Week" on Day 2 and Day 4.

Little Things is both a follow up to our Baby Collection, as well as a stand-alone collection. In lieu of a book that is exclusively baby-related knitwear, Little Things is a collection of accessories, home-goods, and baby items each designed to use just 1-3 skeins of The Fibre Company yarns.

Our goal was to create a collection emblematic of the classic Kelbourne Woolens style that appeals to a wide variety of knitters. Inside you will find baby blankets, chunky cowls, a triangle lace shawl, Setesdal-inspired colorwork hats, legwarmers, and even a lovely woven-inspired tea towel.

ALEDA is a triangular lace shawl designed using 2 skeins of Canopy Fingering.

ASTRID is a reversible double-sided hat knit using 1 skein of 2 colors of Meadow.

FAOLAN is a pair of lace legwarmers designed by Kate Gagnon Osborn using Road to China Light.

FORSYTH is a woven huck-lace inspired tea towel designed using Savannah by Courtney Kelley.

GALENA is a pair of adorable baby socks with a unique heel construction designed by Courtney Kelley in Canopy Fingering.

GLENDORA is a baby blanket knit from the center out in a geometric pattern by Leah McGlone using Canopy Worsted.

ISLE is a garter and lace chunky cowl designed by Kate Gagnon Osborn using Tundra.

KIERNAN is a setesdal inspired colorwork hat designed using Tundra by Kate Gagnon Osborn.

LETICIA is a slipped stitch colorwork hat designed by Meghan Kelly using 2 colors of Acadia.

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MINJONET is a colorwork hat designed using classic Setesdal motifs by Kate Gagnon Osborn in Knightsbridge.

PHLOX is a graphic textured oversized chunky cowl designed using Tundra by Leah McGlone.

SABINA is a pair of classic garter stitch handwarmers designed by Courtney Kelley using Canopy Fingering.

SHIPWRIGHT is a pair of gansey-inspired legwarmers designed by Courtney Kelley using Road to China Light.

THICKET is a cable and lace slouchy hat designed by Leah McGlone using Terra.

The collection is available in hard copy book form either from one of our wonderful stockists, or via the Kelbourne Website here. If you would prefer a digital version, it is also available separately in PDF format here.  Happy Knitting!

INDEPENDENT DESIGNER FEATURE: MADDER ANTHOLOGY 2: SIMPLE PLEASURES, PART 2

Yesterday, we featured the accessories in the new collection by Carrie Bostick Hoge, Anthology 2: Simple Pleasures that use The Fibre Company yarns, and today we're delighted to share the garments with you!

CHARLOTTE LIGHT CARDIGAN:

Using the two elements of the Charlotte sub-collection, garter and ribbing, the Charlotte Light Cardigan is a lovely - and warm! - layering piece in Road to China Light

SPECIFICATIONS:
Sizes: 32¾ (35¾, 38½, 41½, 44¼, 48, 51, 54½, 57½)", bust circumference, buttoned
Yarn: 8 (8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12, 12, 13) skeins Road to China Light in Hematite 
Needles: One 32” circular needle (circ) in size US 5 3.75 mm.One set of double-pointed needles (dpns) in size US 5 3.75 mm. (Or size to obtain gauge).
Gauge: 22 sts and 44 rows = 4” in garter stitch, blocked.

LIV CARDIGAN:

You may recognize Liv from a previous release by Carrie. This time, she's worked the design in Canopy Worsted in Obsidian for a go-with-everything, effortless look. (I pretty much want to wear the whole outfit, all day, every day).

SPECIFICATIONS:
Sizes: 30¼ (33¾, 37¼, 41, 44½, 48, 51½, 54¼, 57¾)" [77 (86, 94.5, 104, 113, 122, 131, 138, 146.5) cm] at bust.
Yarn: 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins Canopy Worsted in Quetzal 
Needles: One 16” and 32” circular or longer in sizes US 6 and 7 4 and 4.5 mm. One set of double-pointed needles in sizes US 6 and 7 4 and 4.5 mm. (Or size to obtain gauge).
Gauge: 18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch with larger needle.

LUCINDA:

Reverse stockinette takes center stage in Lucinda, and paired with the slubby 2-ply of Acadia, and the boxy shape that is everywhere right now, this sweater is a winner on all fronts. 

SPECIFICATIONS:
Sizes: 37¼ (40¼, 44, 47¾, 51¼, 54¼, 58, 61¾, 64¾, 68½)" bust circumference
Yarn: Acadia in Oyster.
For shorter sleeves: 8 (9, 9, 11, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) skeins 
For longer sleeves: 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16, 17) skeins 
Needles: One 16” circular needle (circ) in size US 5 3.75 mm. One 24” circ in sizes US 5 and 6 3.75 and 
4 mm. One set of double-pointed needles dpns in size US 4 and 5 3.5 and 3.75 mm. (Or size to obtain gauge)
Gauge: 21½ sts and 36 rnds/rows = 4” in Rev St st with middle needle, blocked.

To pre-order the book, ebook, or both, visit the Ravelry page here, or the info page on Carrie's website here

Gorgeous work, Carrie!

{All Images © 2105 Carrie Bostick Hoge}

Independent Designer Feature: Madder Anthology 2: Simple Pleasures, Part 1

Carrie Bostick Hoge just released a new collection, Anthology 2: Simple Pleasures, and it is, in a word, gorgeous. We're honored to have The Fibre Company yarns featured in quite a few of the designs - so many, in fact, I thought it was best to break the feature into two parts, accessories and garments. 

CHARLOTTE LIGHT ACCESSORIES:

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The beret, scarf and handwarmers that make up Charlotte Light Accessories are classic and simple wardrobe essentials. The scarf, knit using Road to China Light in Riverstone, is destined to become a favorite of any lucky recipient.

SPECIFICATIONS:
Finished Measurements: 8¾” wide and 62” long 
Yarn: 3 skeins Road to China Light in Riverstone 
Needles: One pair in size US 5 3.75 mm  (Or size to obtain gauge)
Gauge: 22 sts and 44 rows = 4” in garter stitch, blocked.

LAUREL COWL:

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A large cowl in, dare I say it, one of the most perfect uses of Terra I've seen in a while: the tweedy texture looks gorgeous in the garter stitch and the short row wedges provide just enough interest without being overwrought.

SPECIFICATIONS:
Yarn: 4 skeins Terra in Yarrow 
Needles: One pair straight needles in size US 8 5 mm and one spare in same size for three-needle bind off. (Or size to obtain gauge) 
Gauge: 18 sts and 36 rows = 4” in garter st, blocked.

LORI SHAWL:

Part wrap, part scarf, part shawl, I imagine wearing the Lori Shawl is much like being permanently hugged with Road to China Light. Not a bad way to go about your day.

SPECIFICATIONS:
Yarn: 5 skeins Road to China Light in Grey Pearl
Needles: One 32” circular needle in size US 5 3.75 mm. (Or size to obtain gauge)
Gauge: 22 sts and 44 rows = 4” in garter stitch, blocked

To pre-order the book, ebook, or both, visit the Ravelry page here, or the info page on Carrie's website here

Tomorrow, we'll feature the three sweaters in the collection

{All Images © 2105 Carrie Bostick Hoge}
 

Independent Designer Feature: Curls by Hunter Hammersen

After the hustle and bustle of the holiday season it's finally time to start thinking about some "treat yourself" knitting. From sweaters and hats to cowls and scarves, I've been piecing together what I plan on knitting for 2015 (now if it actually happens is a completely different story?!). Luckily for me, we received a copy of Curls, and I was blown away by the creative structure and elements featured within this publication.

To top it off, we're featured in it! Hunter used The Fibre Company's Road to China Light in Rhodolite for the Cerise wrap - and it looks pretty amazing. 

Throughout the introduction of the book, Hunter describes his design process about finding the right shape and stitch pattern for every wrap. Here's a little bit from Hunter:

"A pretty little stitch pattern caught my eye and I wondered how I might incorporate some increases while maintaining the pattern. After a bit of playing around, I found I had a rather interesting shape. A few hours later, I had a pile of swatches, a stack of scribbled charts, and (confession is good for the soul) a magical glint in my eye". 

What a lovely feeling to accompany a beautiful book. For more information on Curls and the Cerise wrap head on over to the Ravelry page, here. Read more about Hunter Hammersen on his blog, here.