Hello everyone! Deanna here. Spring has finally arrived, and I don’t think anybody has informed the yarn industry because we have an embarrassment of riches coming in to the shop this season! The first decadent new yarns we have to share are Road to China Light and Road to China Lace.
A sport weight and lace weight yarn which blends baby alpaca, silk, camel and cashmere, Road to China creates a luxurious knit fabric for your most precious hand knits. This yarn goes back to the early days of The Fibre Co., when founder Daphne owned a small mill in Maine. 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.
When I first met Road to China I couldn’t believe the softness of hand and the beautiful drape and lightness that you can only achieve with a blend containing cashmere and silk. To touch Road to China is to fall in love. Perhaps even more than the softness, I love the jewel tone colours with subtle duotones which can only be achieved with such a rich fibre blend. You must come and see it in person to understand what I mean, it has an iridescent quality that is nearly impossible to capture on camera.
For the next ten days we’ll have a trunk show here at the shop so you can come and visit some completed projects and plan your love affair with Road to China. Make sure to stop in by April 20th! Below I’ve included some of my favourite projects to whet your appetite. Here are some links to the full pattern collections on Ravelry:
Keep an eye on this blog and our social learn to learn all about the brilliant new yarns coming this spring!
Lingholm by Hiroko Payne
(You HAVE to come see this beauty in person)
Mackenzie River by Laura Chau
(Toronto Designer! Only 3 skeins of the sport weight)