The Fibre Company Road to China blend was born from the early days when The Fibre Company owned a small mill back in Maine, USA. Years of fibre exploration at the carding machine hand blending raw fleeces led to the pursuit of the perfect yarn made from truly luxurious fibres. The resulting Road to China blend creates a knit fabric with a soft halo but enough definition to explore subtle textures and shifting patterns.
In keeping with the tone of gentle decadence that Road to China brings, a colour palette was developed that was inspired by nature's jewels with each hank dyed to work in harmony with the raw fibres that go into the blend. Combining the light fawn of the baby alpaca with the soft tones of camel and cashmere as well as the lustrous sheen of silk gives the perfect base for subtle duotones that peek through the saturated colours. Road to China Light is the hank we reach for when we want to create something truly special.
Road to China Light has been intentionally crafted with subtle texture and colour variances. Alternating skeins as you work will give an overall blended appearance.
- Sport weight
- 50g skein
- Fibre: 65% alpaca, 15% silk, 10% camel, 10% cashmere
- Length: 145m / 159yds
- Tension / Gauge: 24-26sts / 10cm / 4" in stocking stitch
- Needle size: 3.25-3.5mm / 3-4US / 10UK
- Care: Hand wash colours separately in cool water with mild soap