Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Loops Troops' picks: Fibre Company Road to China Light.

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," 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."

Here's Barbara, wearing another of her recently finished projects - a 5th Avenue Infinity Scarf made with Tanglewood Beaded Cashmere and Silk.

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

- Shelley


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