Luma Yarn from The Fibre Company in the Knitting Spotlight
We were recently sent a parcel bursting at the seams with hanks of gorgeous yarn from The Fibre Company. Each hank has been earmarked for different features, but I can tell you one will be in the next issue and there’s something in the pipeline for a special St Patrick’s Day Giveaway. We also received a hank of The Fibre Company’s newly released yarn, Luma, but couldn’t wait to tell you about it.
The Fibre Company is a global brand that was founded in 2003 by Daphne Mariinopoulos in Portland, Maine, USA. Today, the brand is based in the UK where the company works to create unique yarns, unlike many others available today.
Luma, the latest addition to The Fibre Company’s range of yarns is inspired by the mood and light found in mid-latitude savannas, where the weather is changeable and wearing layers is the best approach.
Luma is made from a blend of 50% Merino wool, 25% organic cotton, 15% linen and 10% silk fibres, each of which bring something different to the yarn. The Merino provides warmth and is balanced with the organic cotton, the linen gives the yarn a slightly rustic appearance, while the additional Mulberry silk grabs the colour from the dye pot and adds a vibrancy and light sheen.
Luma is a 2-ply yarn that knits up with even little stitches on 4mm needles. As you would expect with linen, silk and cotton, the yarn itself has very little give, but when knitted, the fabric is lightweight with a gorgeous drape. Soft with a delicate halo, Luma is an ideal yarn for sensitive skins.
There are 12 shades available in the range, which includes soft neutrals and vibrant brights. Our swatch of Luma is knitted in the Goldenmosa shade, which is a gorgeous, muted buttery yellow that on closer inspection has delicate little flecks of grey/mocha fibres through it. Like all of The Fibre Company’s yarns, Luma has been dyed to give it a slightly tonal effect, which creates movement and better stitch definition. This does mean you should always try to alternate your skeins where possible, to avoid any pooling.
The Fibre Company has released a series of six designs to accompany Luma. It’s calling the designs the April in Paris Collection. Each design is inspired by the City of Lights and takes its name from a Paris Landmark. The Collection features five wearable sweaters and an Audrey Hepburn inspired wrap which showcase the yarn perfectly.
To celebrate the launch of The Fibre Co.’s April in Paris collection, the Galerie d’Apollon pattern, designed by Emma Wright, is FREE for the month of February 2017. Use coupon code ‘lumalove’ on Ravelry before you checkout. Find out more information here.
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