We were recently visited by the delightful Courtney Kelley, designer and distributor of Fibre Company yarns. We showed her around the shop, placed an order for more Meadow, Savannah, and Canopy Worsted, and picked up a few of these sweet little booklets.
The patterns in the Kelbourne Woolens Baby Collection use a variety of Fibre Company yarns to create heirloom knits for babies and children.
Fibre Company yarns are set apart by their unique fiber combinations, subtle color palette, and soft hand. They all require hand-washing rather than machine-washing, but for special hand-crafted garments, a little extra care is worth it, and helps keep those garments in the best possible shape.
The cap, booties, and mitts above are all knit in Canopy Worsted, a plush blend of merino wool, alpaca, and bamboo. The mitts come in the collection’s widest range of sizes, up to 4-6 years; other patterns are sized from newborn up to 2 or 4.
If baby-knitting is in your present or future, be sure to check out the Kelbourne Woolens Baby Collection next time you’re at the shop. While you’re here, don’t miss this new knit sample that Courtney kindly lent to us: the Churchmouse “Easy Folded Poncho,” knit in Acadia.
It’s great to see a large garment like this in Acadia, especially in stockinette, which shows the yarn’s distinctive texture. Come by to see it in person!