Saturday, July 16, 2011

New Yarn from the Fibre Company.

New yarn has been arriving daily (and Theresa promises more is on its way), but the shipment that arrived on Thursday is especially noteworthy. Three boxes from The Fibre Company, filled with Canopy Fingering and Road to China Light. I first heard about these yarns on podcasts last year and was hoping Theresa would be able to stock them. And now she has!

That's the Road to China Light on the left. It's a sport-weight blend of baby alpaca, silk, camel and cashmere with 159 yards per skein. Here's a close-up.
You really need to see it in person to believe the depth of color and unbelievable softness. And the drape of those fibers when it's knitted up. Oh my. Of course I've got my eye on this for a sweater (or two), but there are plenty of one or two-skein patterns, too. I especially like the Hermoine Hearts Ron hat (and how timely with the last movie just out this weekend) which is free on Ravelry, and the Eleanor Cowl, free from last fall's Knitty.

And the Canopy Fingering is on the right. It's a light fingering-weight blend of alpaca, merino and bamboo with 200 yards per skein.  Here's a close-up.
Just like the RTC Light, it's perfect for projects that drape (like a sweater knit at a looser gauge ... perhaps Hannah Fettig's Featherweight, Breezy or Wispy cardigans?)

Karen's already swatched for Featherweight.... she'll probably end up using size 4s. Isn't it pretty?
If you're wanting a smaller commitment, the Selbu Modern and Springtime in Philadelphia berets (both free patterns from Fibre Company's website) were both designed for this yarn and the finished projects are stunning.

But, honestly, I have a feeling that anything knit up in these yarns will be stunning. That's the beauty of beautiful yarn! (and you can likely imagine what our first KAL will be this fall!)

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