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CUMBRIA

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Cumbria is a classic worsted weight yarn in saturated colours inspired by the lakes and hills. In combining the brown wool from English Masham with a fine Mohair from Argentina, a strength, lustre and warmth is produced that is ideal for handmade staples. These two fibres are blended with a fine South American Merino to give the final yarn the softness and beautiful hand that defines The Fibre Co. yarns. The resulting light brown-grey shade is then over-dyed creating lovely deep saturated colours.  The cream shade and all heathers use a natural ecru Masham. Fabrics knit from Cumbria are made for long walks across sheep-grazed fells and valleys or a homebody’s favourite sweater.

A pattern from The Fibre Co Foundation AW 2019-2020 is offered with the purchase of Cumbria yarn. This pattern will be sent in pdf version. Please specify your choice in the order note of the checkout page.

Discover the following patterns in detail:
Dubwath cable-knit cowl
Lord’s Seat hat

  • Appleby Castle
  • Buttermere
  • Castlerigg
  • Coniston
  • Derwentwater
  • Eden Valley
  • Hadrian's Wall
  • Scafell Pike
  • White Heather
  • Windermere
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Cumbria is a classic worsted weight yarn in saturated colours inspired by the lakes and hills. In combining the brown wool from English Masham with a fine Mohair from Argentina, a strength, lustre and warmth is produced that is ideal for handmade staples. These two fibres are blended with a fine South American Merino to give the final yarn the softness and beautiful hand that defines The Fibre Co. yarns. The resulting light brown-grey shade is then over-dyed creating lovely deep saturated colours.  The cream shade and all heathers use a natural ecru Masham. Fabrics knit from Cumbria are made for long walks across sheep-grazed fells and valleys or a homebody’s favourite sweater.

A pattern from The Fibre Co Foundation AW 2019-2020 is offered with the purchase of Cumbria yarn. This pattern will be sent in pdf version. Please specify your choice in the order note of the checkout page.

Discover the following patterns in detail:
Dubwath cable-knit cowl
Lord’s Seat hat

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Additional information

Brand

The Fibre Co

Composition

60% Merino wool, 30% masham wool and 10% mohair

Yarn weight

Worsted

Weight

100 grams

Yardage

238 yards (218m)

Needle size

US 6 (4), US 7 (4,5), US 8 (5)

Gauge

18–20 sts / per 10 cm / 4 in

Origin

UK (Cumbria)

Description

The story:

In celebration of her move to England, the Fibre Co founder, Daphne, developed this yarn to be evocative of the mood, light and places that characterise the North West of the United Kingdom.