When planning the designs for the newest Fibre Co. yarn, Cumbria, we thought long and hard about exactly what we wanted the collection to be. Inspired by the English countryside, we wanted to pay homage to the classic British knitting tradition, but as it was on the heels of our last large garment-focused collection inspired by British menswear, the Knightsbridge Collection, we also knew we were a little limited with our inspiration.
During one of our discussions, we decided to broaden the typically much more stringent parameters we usually set, and focused on what we loved to knit and wear. The end result is a collection that honors a few popular facets of the vast history of knitting – Ganseys, stranded colorwork, and cables – but it also very decidedly “Kelbourne” in its aesthetic, style, and construction.
The patterns feature multiple full color images, clear and concise directions, and special techniques have direct links to our tips + tricks page. All of the garments come with detailed schematics in both inches and centimeters, and where applicable, easy to read, clear charts are provided.
The collection is available as individual patterns in hard copy form, PDF download, or Ravelry in-store sales. Over the next few weeks, each member of the Kelbourne Woolens team will post about their individual designs and inspiration, but in the mean time, you can see the full collection on our site here, or on Ravelry here.