Yarn Love: Acadia by The Fibre Company

There is so much yarn to choose from, and I always feel like there isn’t enough time to get a chance to knit with it all. I’ve been trying to branch out more when purchasing yarn, trying yarns I’ve never used before—but it’s tricky, since there are so many choices. This is one of the main reasons why I love being gifted yarn. It gives me the chance to work with new yarn that I might have previously overlooked, which is what recently happened.

A few weeks ago, a lovely friend gifted me a skein of Acadia by The Fibre Company and I finally decided to knit a swatch with it, and oh wow, does this yarn have character. As I type this, my swatch is sitting next to me distracting me, and making me wish I had more skeins for a sweater. Since I only have one skein, I will have to happily knit the Welted Fingerless Gloves. I also can’t believe I’ve never used this yarn before now.

If you haven’t met Acadia before, let me briefly introduce you. Silky. Soft. Rustic. These are a few words that come to mind when describing Acadia. Comprised of merino wool, baby alpaca, and silk, this yarn has a lot of depth. The rich colors, silk noil that produces a slight tweed effect, and the subtle sheen make Acadia a go-to yarn for sweaters, wraps, and hats.

Here are a few patterns that will pair great with Acadia:

© Amanda Stevenson Lupke + Kelbourne Woolens

Beech Hill: Elegant mix between a cardigan, wrap, and poncho. This would look fantastic in Driftwood.

© Carrie Bostick Hoge

Lucinda: A sweater with an effortless look that is calling out to be knit in Amber.

© Carrie Bostick Hoge

Metal Cardigan: This cardigan has the right amount of detail. If I didn’t have so many projects on my needles right now I would make a longer version of this cardigan that hit around mid-thigh. Let’s be honest, one more project never hurts.

© Alana Dakos

Sprig Cloche: Add this one to the must-knit hat list in Poppy.
February 19, 2016 by Laura Oriana Konstin
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