In celebration of her move to England, our founder, Daphne, developed this yarn to be evocative of the mood, light and places that characterise the North West of the United Kingdom. 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.
Yarn weight: Worsted Hank weight: 100 g
Fibre: 60% Merino wool, 30% masham wool and 10% mohair
Length: 218 m / 238 yds per 100 g hank
Tension / Gauge: 18–20 sts / over 10 cm / 4 in
Needle size: 4-5 mm / 6-8 US / 8-6 UK
Care: Gently hand wash colours separately in cool water.