Knitter Projects: Love Braid Cardigan

We're excited to bring you another beautiful finished project in one of the Fibre Company yarns! Today we're featuring the Love Braid Cardigan from Knitscene Summer 2013, designed by by Melissa Wehrle and knit by Mia in Fibre Company Acadia in Strawberry. The technique used by Melissa to create the braided look on the back is really unique, and goes to show there's always something more to learn with knitting! 

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Love Braid Cardigan back in Fibre Co Acadia

We also love Mia's styling of this cute summer sweater with a brightly colored dress. Great job, Mia! 

{All images © Mia Rosa and used with permission}

New Free Pattern: Ridgeline Mitts

Today, a new pattern for you, the Ridgeline fingerless mitts. Originally designed as part of the always-awesome Sample It at TNNA, we're happy to finally release the pattern to the public!

Specifically created to feature just one skein of Knightsbridge, these simple handwarmers are a wonderful introduction to the new yarn. 

Ridgeline Mitts by Kate Gagnon Osborn

For more information on the pattern and to get the free download, visit the pattern page here

Ridgeline Mitts by Kate Gagnon Osborn

If you're a knitter looking for where to buy Knightsbridge, visit our (continually-updated) Ravelry thread on the subject here!

Introducing: Meadow in Bluebonnet

A little over a year ago the lovely Anne Hanson of Knitspot contacted us asking if we would create a exclusive colorway of Meadow for Knitspot's fall in full color club 2013. Together we chose Bluebonnet, a lovely blue-grey color, named after the beautiful wildflower found in the Southwest. We're ecstatic to announce that Bluebonnet is now available to the public through your Fibre Company stockists.

As a part of the club, Anne Hanson released Freefall and Floozy. Both patterns feature a fluid lace pattern and accompanying border detail in two versions: a stoll (Freefall) and a triangular shawl (Floozy). 

© 2013 Anne Hanson of Knitspot

© 2013 Anne Hanson of Knitspot

You can read more about Anne's lovely designs on the Knitspot blog, here. For more information on The Fibre Company's Meadow, including Bluebonnet, click here. Or, to find a Fibre Company stockist in your area, click here

We hope you enjoy Bluebonnet as much as we do!
-The Kelbourne Woolens Team

Knightsbridge: It's Here!

I'm sneaking away from packing boxes to officially announce that our latest yarn for fall, Knightsbridge, is in our warehouse! After seeing the yarn arrive, and the pattern PDF's recently available on Ravelry, I knew it was time to pick a pattern to knit for the upcoming fall season. So, with a little help from my old friend Photoshop, I recolored two of my favorites from the collection: Gillam and Teegan. I've also queued Maeve for my mother out of Winesteeple, and a variation of Rhys for my father, possibly in Beaverden. I go back and forth on knitting him a scarf, but for now it's time to daydream about my own Knightsbridge sweater. 

Gillam by Kate Gagnon Osborn recolored in Bishop's Green to add a hint of green to my fall wardrobe. 

Teegan by Courtney Kelley recolored in Poole, with a bright pop of color I'll be able to fight away those dull winter days. 

Both the yarn and patterns are available in our warehouse right now! For more information on Knightsbridge head on over to the yarn page, here. For more information on the Knightsbridge Collection head on over to the collection page, here or the Ravelry page here. Looking for a Fibre Company stockist in your area? Click here to find a LYS near you.

Happy *almost* fall!
-Leah 

{All images copyright Amanda Stevenson Lupke 2014}

Independent Designer Feature: Madder Anthology, Volume 1

Carrie Bostick Hoge, aka Madder, is known for her use of simple stitch patterns and classic shapes to create unique and gorgeous pieces that are destined to be wardrobe staples. In her first self-published book, Madder Anthology Volume 1:, Carrie features some of her more popular designs, Camilla, Sibella, Imogen, and Beatrice, in their classic incarnations as well as new styles, shapes, and designs. 

The concept for the book is simple - four unique and gorgeous stitch patterns create four different groupings of patterns in a wide variety of applications: sweaters for grown ups and little ones, shawls, scarves, and blankets. For the third installment in this little series of Independent Designer features, we're delighted and honored to share the four designs in the book that feature Fibre Company Yarns!

Beatrice Scarf by Carrie Hoge featuring Canopy Worsted

The Beatrice Scarf featuring Canopy Worsted in Macaw.

Imogen Spring Featuring Canopy Fingering in Cloud Forest

Sibella Pullover featuring Road to China Light in Grey Pearl

Sibella Cardigan featuring Canopy Fingering.

The Anthology is available for PDF download here.  If you're interested in a beautifully printed book, it (along with an immediate download of the ebook) can be purchased here.

All images by and © copyright Carrie Bostick Hoge.

Independent Designer Feature: Moto Jacket by Hannah Fettig

Hannah Fettig is at it again, this time with a lovely motorcycle jacket-inspired cardigan designed in one of our favorite sweater yarns, Savannah

From Hannah:" This top down cardigan can be worn three different ways - buttoned all the way up with a sculptural collar, partially buttoned with a wide collar or swingy and open. How will you wear it?"

• chest circumference: 33 (36, 39, 42, 45) [48, 51, 54, 57]” / 84 (91.5, 99, 106.5, 114.5)[122, 129.5, 137, 145] cm; sample shown in 36” / 91.5cm with no ease
• yarn: 9 (9, 10, 11, 12)[13, 14, 15, 16] skeins The Fibre Company Savannah (50% wool, 20% cotton, 15% linen,15% soya; 160 yds / 50 gram skein) in Cabernet 
• needles: US 5 / 3.75mm 32” circular and set of double-pointed needle (dpns)
• notions: stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn, locking stitch markers, tapestry needle, 11 (11, 11, 11, 12)[12, 13, 13, 13] .5" / 13mm buttons, sewing needle and thread
• gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10cm in St st

In honor of the pattern release, we're delighted to offer a giveaway of Savannah in the color of your choice to knit the Moto Jacket! So, grab a copy of the pattern, and leave a comment here stating your favorite color of Savannah and how you would weart the jacket - collar fully buttoned, collar opened, or as a swing coat. The contest will be open from today until Thursday, August 15th, midnight EST. Good luck!

Independent Designer Feature: Minty Fresh Poncho by Wendy Lewis

There have been quite a few really lovely designs published recently by knit (and crochet!) designers featuring the Fibre Company yarns. Today, we're delighted to feature a beautiful crochet design by Wendy Lewis from the Interweave special issue CrochetScene featuring Meadow, The Minty Fresh Poncho.

Minty Fresh Poncho by Wendy Lewis

From the Magazine: "This chic poncho features a boatneck with a hint of floaty sleeves. This layer allows for plenty of movement and looks great on a wide variety of sizes. Add instant sass to any outfit, from dresses to a cami and jeans shorts."

Minty Fresh Poncho by Wendy Lewis

• Finished Size: About 39" wide and 15" long. This piece is specifically designed to fit a wide variety of sizes as it is. You may further adjust the top edge seams to make neck opening smaller or larger, and work more or fewer row reps to adjust length.
• Yarn: The Fibre Company Meadow (40% merino, 25% baby llama, 20% silk, 15% linen; 545 yd [498 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): pennyroyal, 2 skeins.
• Hook: Size G/6 (4 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
•Notions: St markers (m), yarn needle.
•Gauge: 5 sc and 14 rows = 4", unblocked in mesh patt.

Minty Fresh Poncho by Wendy Lewis

For more information about the pattern, visit the pattern page here, or the purchase the magazine here