Knitter Projects: Mildred Baby Vest

Today we have a lovely baby vest modeled by an adorable baby! Madeleine knit Mildred by Kate Gagnon Osborn from the KW: Baby Collection in Terra in colorway Cochineal. 

Kelbourne Woolens Baby Vest

This was Meadeleine's second Mildred, and we love her finished vest. It looks like her daughter does too! 

Have you knit a project using Fibre Company yarns? Share them with us in our Ravelry group. All photos © Madeleine, used with permission. 

Knit a Cabled Hat with Norah Gaughan and Creativebug

Norah Gaughan is known for her love of cables and intricate stitch patterns inspired by natural elements - her book Knitting Nature, is a beloved classic - and her newest design and class with Creativebug is no exception!

From Norah: “One my favorite things I like to do is to design with cables, to draw sinuous lines with cables. This project really takes advantage of these curvy lines.” 

Her hat design for Creativebug uses Terra in Belladonna uses a plethora of knitting techniques to amazing effect. A super stretchy cast-on is followed by a textured twisted rib and a unique cable chart. In the class, Norah goes over how to read cable charts, both flat and in the round.

• 2 skeins of The Fibre Company Terra in Belladonna (40% baby alpaca / 40% merino wool / 20% silk; 98 yards / 50 grams)
• Size US 6 (4 mm) 16" (40 cm) circular needle
• Size US 8 (5 mm) 16" (40 cm) circular needle and set of double-pointed needles (if working in the round)
• Cable needle, Stitch markers, Tapestry needle

In conjunction with the release of the class, Creativebug is offering an extended free 1-month trial. Just enter the promo code FIBRECO to check out this wonderful class, as well as many others!

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. 

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.


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!


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!


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

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.


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).

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.


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. 

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. 


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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.

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.


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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.

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.


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.

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}