Collection Feature

Introducing: The Acadia Collection

Although we released The Fibre Co. Acadia in 2011, we never dedicated a collection specifically to it. This summer we knew that had to change, and set to work putting together a collection with the unique beauty of the yarn as the focus. 

One of the distinctive aspects of Acadia is the four undyed colors created using shaded of alpaca paired with the naturally colored merino and silk. From cream white egret to heathered charcoal mountain ash, the four colors look as gorgeous together as they do apart. Using them as our jumping off point, we took a little departure from our more traditional technique-heavy designs, and focused on simplicity and effortless wearability for the Acadia Collection. These are wardrobe staples; classic shapes, classic techniques, and perfect for every knitter’s wardrobe.

THE DESIGNS

OTTER CREEK
Otter Creek is worked in the round from the bottom up to the underarms. The front and back are worked separately above underarms.

DESIGNER: Courtney Kelley
YARN: The Fibre Co. Acadia (60% merino wool, 20% baby alpaca, 20% silk; 145 yds/50 gm skein): driftwood 6 (7, 7, 8, 9) skeins.
GAUGE: 21 sts + 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st, after blocking. 21 sts + 40 rows = 4” (10 cm) in garter st, after blocking.
NEEDLES: 2 – 24” (60 cm) US 5 (3.75 mm) circulars. 1 – 16” (40 cm) US 5 (3.75 mm) circular. 1 set – US 5 (3.75 mm) DPNs.
NOTIONS: Tapestry needle, stitch marker, stitch holders.
SIZE: 45.75 (49.5, 53.25, 57.25, 61)” [116.25 (125.75, 135.25, 145.5, 155) cm] circumference across full bust and sleeve. 
SKILLS: Knit/purl patterning from charts, 3-needle bind-off.

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JORDAN POND
Jordan Pond is worked back and forth in one piece. 

DESIGNER: Kate Gagnon Osborn
YARN: The Fibre Co. Acadia (60% merino wool, 20% baby alpaca, 20% silk; 145 yds/50 gm skein): egret, 5 skeins.
GAUGE: 20 st repeat = 2.5” (6.25 cm), 32 rows = 4” (10 cm), in Cable Pattern, after blocking.
NEEDLES: 1 – 24” (60 cm) US 4 (3.5 mm) circular.
NOTIONS: Tapestry needle, 2 stitch markers.
SIZE: 8” (20.25 cm) width, 68.5” (174 cm) length. 
SKILLS: Working cables from charts.

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ECHO LAKE
Echo Lake is worked in pieces and then seamed together. The neck band is picked up after seaming and worked in the round. 

DESIGNER: Courtney Kelley
YARN: The Fibre Company Acadia (60% merino wool, 20% baby alpaca, 20% silk; 145 yds/50 gm skein): sand, 7 (8, 8, 9, 10, 11) skeins.
GAUGE: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st on larger needles, after blocking.
NEEDLES: 1 – US 4 (3.5 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular and pair straights. 1 – US 6 (4 mm) straights.
NOTIONS: Darning needle.
SIZE: 36 (39, 44, 49, 52, 57)” [91.5 (99, 112, 124.5, 132, 145) cm] finished bust. Sweater is designed to be worn with 4-5” (10-12.75 cm) positive ease. 
SKILLS: Knitting, purling, decreasing, picking up stitches.

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CADILLAC MOUNTAIN
Cadillac Mountain is worked in pieces from the bottom up. Once the fronts and back are complete, the shoulders are joined using a 3-Needle Bind-Off. Stitches are then picked up to work the armhole edgings. The buttonband is picked up and worked in one piece.

DESIGNER: Kate Gagnon Osborn
YARN The Fibre Co. Acadia (60% merino wool, 20% baby alpaca, 20% silk; 145 yds/50 gm skein): mountain ash, 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9) skeins. 
GAUGE 22 sts + 30 rows = 4” (10 cm), in St st, after blocking. 
NEEDLES 1 – 24-36” (60-90 cm) US 3 (3.25 mm) circular, and set dpns. 1 – 24” (60 cm) US 4 (3.5 mm) circular. 
NOTIONS Tapestry needle, stitch holders or waste yarn, appx 1 yard waste yarn for pocket. 
SIZE 34.5 (39.25, 42.5, 46, 50.75, 54.75)” 87.75 (99.75, 108, 117, 129, 139) cm finished bust. Vest is designed to be worn with 4” (10 cm) positive ease. Please see schematic for more detailed finished measurements. 
SKILLS Traditional garment construction, mattress stitch, picking up stitches

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BEECH HILL
Beech Hill is worked flat in one piece starting from the back hem. Stitches are then divided and the left and right fronts are worked separately.

DESIGNER: Leah McGlone
YARN: The Fibre Co. Acadia (60% merino wool, 20% baby alpaca + 20% silk; 145 yds/50 gm skein): mountain ash, 7 (11) skeins.
GAUGE: 18 sts + 25 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st, after blocking. 
NEEDLES: 1 – 32” (80 cm) US 8 (5 mm) circular.
NOTIONS: Stitch markers, tapestry needle.
SIZE: 28 (36)” [71 (91.5) cm] width, 56 (72)” [142.25 (183) cm] length.  

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BAKER ISLAND
Baker Island is worked in the round from the bottom up. 

DESIGNER: Meghan Kelly
YARN: The Fibre Co. Acadia (60% merino wool, 20% baby alpaca, 20% silk; 145 yds/50 gm skein): egret, 2 skeins.
GAUGE: 28 sts and 33 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in 1 x 1 rib on smaller ndls, after blocking. 27 sts and 35 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in chart pattern on larger ndls, after blocking.
NEEDLES: 1 – 16” US 3 (3.5mm) circulars and 1 – 16” US 5 (3.75mm) circulars and set dpns.
NOTIONS: Tapestry needle, stitch marker.
SIZE: 22” (56 cm) brim circumference + 10.5” (26.75 cm) height.
SKILLS: Working cables from charts.

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SEAL POINT
Seal Point is worked in the round from the bottom up. The sleeves are worked separately and joined to the body at the underarm. The yoke is shaped using raglan decreases. 

DESIGNER: Leah McGlone
YARN: The Fibre Co. Acadia (60% merino wool, 20% baby alpaca, 20% silk; 145 yds/50 gm skein): sand, 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10) skeins
GAUGE: 20 sts + 28 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in Body Stripe patt, after blocking.
NEEDLES: 1 – US 6 (4 mm) 16” (40 mm) and 36” (90 cm) US 6 (4 mm) circular and set dpns.
NOTIONS: 4 stitch markers (2 in color A and 2 in color B), tapestry needle, 2 stitch holders or waste yarn.
SIZE: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)” [81.25 (91.5, 101.5, 111.75, 122, 132) cm] finished bust.
SKILLS: Knit/purl patterning, garment construction in the round, raglan decreases.

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TUMBLEDOWN COVE
Tumbledown Cove is knit from the bottom up in the round. 

DESIGNER: Meghan Kelly
YARN: The Fibre Co. Acadia (60% merino wool, 20% baby alpaca, 20% silk; 145 yds/50gm skein): driftwood, 8 (8, 9, 9, 10, 11) skeins.
GAUGE: 23 sts + 29 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in St st, after blocking. 22 sts + 29 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in Lace patt, after blocking.
NEEDLES: 1 – 24” (60 cm) or 40” (102 cm) US 5 (3.75 mm) circular, 1 – 16” (40 cm) US 5 (3.75 mm) circular and set DPNs.
SIZE: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54)” [86 (96, 106, 116, 126, 136) cm] finished bust. Sweater is designed to be worn with 2-4” (5-10 cm) of positive ease. 
SKILLS: Short rows, reading from charts, basic lace.

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We couldn’t be happier with the collection, and hope you love it as much as we do! 

{all images © Amanda Stevenson Lupke}

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