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

110 stashed

67 projects

56 Kelp

245 stashed

221 projects

220 Bog

130 stashed

44 projects

420 Driftwood

398 stashed

324 projects

656 Lupine

115 stashed

74 projects

829 Amber

153 stashed

120 projects

Asparagus

187 stashed

122 projects

Blue Heron

335 stashed

316 projects

Blueberry

296 stashed

201 projects

Blueleaf Birch

139 stashed

95 projects

Butterfly Bush

107 stashed

73 projects

Cormorant

125 stashed

122 projects

Cranberry

193 stashed

156 projects

Douglas Fir

93 stashed

53 projects

Egret

292 stashed

304 projects

Granite

216 stashed

213 projects

Jack Pine

131 stashed

97 projects

Moraine

198 stashed

158 projects

Mountain Ash

240 stashed

249 projects

Mussel

118 stashed

114 projects

Orange Storm

112 stashed

134 projects

Pinecone

111 stashed

119 projects

Poppy

177 stashed

163 projects

Rosebay

123 stashed

112 projects

Sand

227 stashed

234 projects

Sea Lavendar

87 stashed

81 projects

Sea Lavender

213 stashed

149 projects

Summersweet

245 stashed

229 projects

Thistle

184 stashed

139 projects

Thunder Bay

176 stashed

164 projects

Wild Onion

124 stashed

70 projects

Yellow Birch

93 stashed

111 projects