What a week it was for new designs using The Fibre Co. yarn! It’s been absolutely amazing to see The Fibre Co. all over Ravelry’s Hot Right Now pages. Galerie d’Apollon flew up the chart making it to No. 2 but it wasn’t just our April In Paris collection taking Ravelry by storm. We were excited to see several indie patterns using our yarn make it on to HRN too.
We are huge champions of the independent design community and have an unending respect, love and admiration for everyone who puts their hearts into designing. Seeing so many talented designers choosing to work with our yarns is very humbling and we really do feel like we are being showered with love right now. Hugs all round friends!
We were really excited to see how Stephen West would use our Arranmore yarn as he is known for having such a fun and playful sense of style. True to form the Building Blocks Scarf is a riot of texture and an opportunity to experiment with different yarn and colour combinations. The stripe sections include garter stitch, knit ‘n slide, brioche, and garter ridges staggered between stockinette/reverse stockinette sections.
Dore Cardigan has the perfect balance of stockinette, to let the mind rest after a long day and cables to add interest and style to this slightly flared open front cardigan. Designer Sarah Hatton used Luma, our merino wool, organic cotton, linen and silk blend, to design a light yet warm cardigan perfect for layering.
The Pine Sway Cowl is a fabulous free pattern with a generous size and slouchy fit designed by Juju Vail for Pom Pom Quarterly. It’s the fun garter ridge stripes leading into a slanting herringbone band that gives the cowl its flattering cape-like shape. We think this is such an original take on the cowl and love that it was designed to make the most of just 2 skeins of The Fibre Co. Cumbria.
We couldn’t be happier to hear that Jutta von Hinterm Stein designed ‘Walk the Cumbria Way’ with the spectacular Cumbrian scenery at the forefront of her mind. The collar is beautifully shaped for style and practicality, keeping the cool breeze at bay on long walks. We really like the modern cut with drop shoulders for a comfortable and relaxed shape that will keep you looking chic even if you do throw it on over jeans and wellies whilst striding around the British countryside.
It has been wonderful to see the knitting community really blossom in recent years and see so many talented indie designers really shine. To further encourage the creative use of our yarns, we are organising a formal yarn support programme that we’ll be announcing shortly. If you want to be notified when our yarn support programme launches, please let us know.
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