Acadia from The Fibre Co

Acadia

from 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% Camelid - Alpaca
20% Silk
soft, tweedy, plump
Care: Dry Flat, Hand Wash, Hand Wash Cold
Color: Semi-solid
Construction: Slub
Dye: Hand dyed
Ply: 2-ply
Put up: Winding required
Sustainability: Fair Trade
Dyed: Peru, Moraine
Milled: Peru

Purchase Acadia from our online shop or from your local stockist of The Fibre Co. Not sure what colourway to choose? Our shade cards make colour choice super simple!

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 lightweight fabric thanks to the silk and alpaca. Acadia is the perfect option for the year-round knitter.

Because most shades are hand-dyed, we recommend alternating hanks as you work to give an overall blended appearance.

popular colorways

18 Maple

109 stashed

67 projects

56 Kelp

242 stashed

221 projects

220 Bog

130 stashed

44 projects

420 Driftwood

395 stashed

322 projects

656 Lupine

115 stashed

74 projects

829 Amber

153 stashed

120 projects

Asparagus

186 stashed

122 projects

Blue Heron

330 stashed

311 projects

Blueberry

293 stashed

200 projects

Blueleaf Birch

137 stashed

89 projects

Butterfly Bush

103 stashed

71 projects

Cormorant

125 stashed

117 projects

Cranberry

192 stashed

154 projects

Douglas Fir

93 stashed

52 projects

Egret

289 stashed

297 projects

Granite

212 stashed

211 projects

Jack Pine

130 stashed

95 projects

Moraine

196 stashed

153 projects

Mountain Ash

236 stashed

246 projects

Mussel

116 stashed

113 projects

Orange Storm

109 stashed

131 projects

Pinecone

110 stashed

119 projects

Poppy

176 stashed

159 projects

Rosebay

119 stashed

110 projects

Sand

222 stashed

231 projects

Sea Lavendar

86 stashed

80 projects

Sea Lavender

210 stashed

148 projects

Summersweet

243 stashed

221 projects

Thistle

180 stashed

137 projects

Thunder Bay

170 stashed

157 projects

Wild Onion

123 stashed

70 projects

Yellow Birch

92 stashed

103 projects