Monday, October 13, 2014

Road To China Light by The Fibre Co.

Road to China Light is a 3-ply strong, soft, shiny and drapey yarn with a lot of body perfect for luxurious, soft and warm items. The unique blend of fibers are spun into a smooth yarn and then kettle dyed, and the different way the fibers absorb the dye creates a beautiful depth of color with subtle heathered tones.

65% baby alpaca, 15% silk, 10% camel + 10% cashmere
159 yds/50 gram skein
24-26 sts = 4 inches on US 3-4 Needle

New to our pattern selection is Quince & Co. We are excited to use the Road To China Light for Mainline by Tess Young.

Mainline is all about texture and shape. A simple textured edge to avoid curl, and a raised main stitch; the crescent shaped will hug you around the neck and shoulders.

It is knitted lengthwise from the bottom up which does mean a bit of a mammoth cast on, but if you use markers you can place them each repeat as you cast on, which helps you keep track and not have to count lots of stitches.

Once established, the main pattern is easy to follow from reading your knitting on both right and wrong side and the knitting speeds along. By the time you reach the first set of decreases you’re over half way through your project.

The pattern contains both written and charted instructions and the scarf comprises 18 repeats of the pattern section. You can easily add more sections if you want a longer/wider scarf.

Finished measurements
37 ½” 95 cm wingspan across top edge and 6 ½” 16.5 cm long at points
• One 32” circular needle (circ) in size US 5 3.75 mm
Or size to obtain gauge
• Stitch markers (m)
• Tapestry needle

36 sts and 34 rows = 4” 10 cm in twisted stitch pattern,
before blocking
27 sts and 35 rows = 4” 10 cm in twisted stitch pattern,
after blocking.

Stop by the Yarns By Design boutique today to get started on your next project!

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