Road to China Lace from The Fibre Co

Road to China Lace

from The Fibre Co
discontinued
Lace ?
656 yards
(600 meters)
100 grams
(3.53 ounces)
32.0 to 40.0 sts
= 4 inches
US 0 - 2 or 2 - 2.75mm
2mm - 2.75mm (C)
65% Camelid - Alpaca
15% Silk
10% Camelid - Camel
10% Goat - Cashmere goat
smooth, plied
Care: Dry Flat, Hand Wash Cold
Milled: Peru
Dyed: Peru

From The Fibre Co.
“Silken Jewels”
Road to China is our sport weight yarn that was born from our days of owning a mini mill back in Maine in the early days of The Fibre Co. Years of fibre exploration at the mill and hand blending raw fleeces led to the pursuit of the perfect blend of yarn that was all natural but not necessarily made up of wool fibres. The first version of this yarn contained Yak, Camel, Cashmere and Soy Silk. We’ve refined things a little since then, keeping with the idea of a deep softness, delicate drape and lustre to develop Road to China as it is best known today.

Today’s Road to China combines Baby alpaca, Silk and Cashmere to give a fabric with a soft halo but enough definition to explore subtle textures and shifting patterns. To keep with the tone of gentle decadence Road to China brings, we’ve developed a colour palette that is inspired by nature and dyed each skein to work in harmony with the raw fibres that go into the Road to China Blend. Combining the fawn of the Baby alpaca with the butter colours of Silk and soft tones of Camel gives the perfect base for subtle duotones that peek through our saturated colours.

The laceweight version of Road to China felt like a natural progression and harnesses all the softness, drape of the sportweight version along with the hidden strength of silk. This is a lace skein that really indulges the maker. The additional yardage this skein provides means the indulgent hours making treasured handmades can extend just that little further and one skein is all that is necessary for special accessories.

Specifications
Weight: Lace
Fibre: 65% Baby alpaca, 15% Silk, 10% Camel, 10% Cashmere
Length: 600m / 656yds per 100g
Tension:32-40sts / 10cm on 2.0-2.75mm needles
Care: Gentle hand wash

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