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Acadia
The Fibre Co.
DK (11 wpi) ?
145 yards (133 meters)
50 grams (1.76 ounces)
21.0 to 23.0 sts = 4 inches
US 5 - 6 or 3.75 - 4mm
60% Wool - Merino
20% Silk
20% Camelid - Alpaca
tweedy, 2-ply
  • Care:
  • Dry Flat, Hand Wash Cold
  • Dyed: Peru
  • Milled: Peru

From The Fibre Co.
“Untamed Wilderness”
Acadia is one of our most versatile yarns in The Fibre Co. collection. A rustic blend of silk noil, baby alpaca and fine merino wool, this DK weight yarn is ideal for creating a handmade wardrobe that can be worn almost all year round. Based on our success with these three fibres in our very first yarn, Terra, we increased the merino content just enough to give items knit in Acadia a little deeper ‘ bounce’ . Acadia creates very wearable sweaters and shawls that you can enjoy in the cool evenings of summer as well as the big chill of winter. With the knowledge that Acadia garments and accessories can be worn throughout most seasons, colour choices are needed to continue the versatile feeling this range was developed for. The result is a palette that sits well together with warm browns and cool neutrals mixing with the rich reds and greens we associate with autumn. Named after the great park in the US state of Maine, it seemed fitting to reflect the multiple colours that autumn brings to The Fibre Co.’ s birthplace. Shade development for this collection goes deeper than the kettle dyeing formulas developed in our early days of fibre exploration though. The colour of our base yarn influences the outcome due to the careful selection of a natural brown baby alpaca as a raw fibre. Changing the fibres that the dye sits upon leads to a heathered 2 ply yarn made from this natural brown baby alpaca that is blended with ecru merino tops and silk noil. Layering fibres to help us build colour upon colour means that the Acadia range offers an ample supply of choices for shawls, sweaters and accessories. These items work up a little faster than their fingering weight counterparts but enjoy a lovely light weight fabric thanks to the silk and alpaca. Acadia is the perfect option for the year-round knitter.

Specifications
Weight: DK
Fibre: 60% Merino wool, 20% Baby alpaca, 20% Silk
Length: 133m / 145yds per 50g
Tension: 21–23sts over 10cm / 4” in stocking stitch
Needle size: 3.75–4.00mm / 5–6 US / 9–8 UK
Care: Gently hand wash colours separately in cool water. We recommend alternating skeins as you work to give an overall blended appearance.

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