Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Fibre Co Knigtsbridge

We are excited to expand our Fibre Co line to include the new Knightsbridge. Knightsbridge is a luxurious heathered yarn made from a variety of dyed fibers that are lightly blended prior to spinning giving it a traditional tweed appearance. The fiber qualities of Knightsbridge include the soft, lightweight, and insulating properties of baby llama, the finest grade of merino wool for bounce and memory and the natural luster of silk. This light worsted weight yarn provides excellent stitch definition and is perfect for fresh modern garments and accessories evoking classic traditions and distinctive style.

• 65% baby llama, 25% merino wool + 10% silk
• 120 yds/ 50 gram skein
• 20-22 sts = 4 inches on US 5-6 needle

© Kelbourne Woolens + The Fibre Company

There are too many gorgeous projects out there to narrow it down to just one. Actually, we want to make them all! Below is a quick glance at our top three favorite patterns to inspire you. Stop by the Yarns By Design Boutique to choose from our many colors of Knightsbridge for your next project.

Maeve by Bristol Ivy
Maeve is knit in two pieces. It begins with the cable panel, then stitches are cast on and the body and cable panel are worked at the same time. Once both pieces are complete, a 3 needle bind-off is used to join the two pieces together in the center back. The body hems and panels are then seamed, and stitches for the ribbing are picked up and worked in the round for the sleeves. An applied i-cord is worked around the body opening to complete the sweater.

© Kelbourne Woolens + Amanda Stevenson Lupke

Teegan by Courtney Kelley
Teegan is worked in the round from the top down with raglan increases. The Clove Pattern is worked in panels on the front, back, and sleeves. You will be placing markers to identify the increase points and the Clove Stitch panels.

© Kelbourne Woolens + Amanda Stevenson Lupke

Gillam by Kate Gagnon Osborn
The sleeves of Gillam are knit in the round from the cuff to the armhole, then divided and the sleeve cap is worked back and forth and then seamed into the body during finishing. The body is knit from the bottom up in one piece to the armholes. The front and back are divided and worked separately and joined at the shoulders using a three-needle bind-off. The neckband is then picked up and worked in rounds. When shaping the fronts at the neck and armhole, work all stitches pattern whenever possible. In the case of having insufficient stitches for completing a cable twist or tuck stitch, work these stitches in Stockinette stitch. Due to the nature of the cable and tuck stitch pattern, you may have a different number of stitches on the front and back.

© Kelbourne Woolens + Amanda Stevenson Lupke

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