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The Fibre Co

Road to China Light

  • A true, TRUE luxury yarn, we actually keep this right by the till because everyone that touches it ends up buying it :)

    The 50g hanks are the perfect treat for dreary afternoons hidden away from the world for a few moments as we focus on our making.

    The Road to China blend was born from The Fibre Co's days of owning a small mill back in Maine way back when. 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 creating a drapey fabric made for special hand knits.

    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, TFC developed a colour palette that is inspired by nature’s jewels and dyed each hank 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 our saturated colours.

    Click here for Road to China Light patterns to add to your order today (freewith yarn purchase!), or click here for even more pattern inspiration!

  • Ingredients:
    65% baby alpaca
    15% silk
    10% camel
    10% cashmere

    Length: 
    145m (159yd)

    Weight: 
    50g

    Gauge:
    Sport
    3.25 - 3.5mm (US 2 - 3)
    24sts x 26rows = 10cm (4")

  • The Fibre Co's story began in 2003 in an old warehouse on the working waterfront of Portland, Maine, USA with a small spinning mill, lots of raw natural fibre and owner/founder Daphne Marinopoulos' vision of creating yarns that she couldn't find on the retail shelves. From these humble beginnings to today's global brand now based in the United Kingdom, The Fibre Co works with a variety of producers and artisans to continue creating yarns that delight and inspire the enthusiast maker. To hear the story in her own words, watch and listen as Daphne talks about fibres, dyeing and yarn development on some of the most popular video and audio podcasts.

Colour
Topaz
Peridot
Emerald
Abalone
Blue Tourmaline
Apatite
Lapis
Sapphire
Cobalt
Tanzanite
Rhodolite
Carnelian
Red Jasper
Ruby
Agate
Smoky Quartz
Moonstone
Hematite
Grey Pearl
Ametrine
Riverstone
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