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Today’s Loops Troop pick comes from Barbara…and Gina! They are both in love with the Fibre Company’s Road to China Light, a strong, soft, drapey yarn with lots of body – perfect for luxurious, soft sweaters and accessories.
Kettle dyed for beautiful depth of color, Road to China Light is 65% baby alpaca, 15% silk, 10% camel and 10% cashmere. Each skein is 159 yards, and it works up on a recommended gauge of 6-6.5 sts/inch on US #3-4 needles.
Barbara’s first project in “RTCL” was the Dustland Hat by Stephen West. She loved it so much that she cast on for another project, turning Jared Flood’s Guernsey Wrap into a scarf. “I got the idea from VisualFallacy’s Father’s Day Scarf on ravelry.com,” Barbara said. “I cast on 34 stitches, holding the yarn double. I just love how this yarn feels in my hands. Such a pleasure to knit with.”
Gina H. seconds Barbara’s emotions about Road to China Light. “I LOVE this yarn!” Gina says. “It has to be one of my all-time favorites. So soft, a beautiful sheen, it has a fine “halo” and best of all, the color is a subtle semi-solid. Yum!”
Gina designed our Osage Cowl using RTCL.
She’s also working on a Sycamore Vest in RTCL.
Road to China Light is available at both Loops locations. You can also preview the colors or purchase the yarn here on loopsknitting.com.