The Fibre Co. Road to China Light

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  • Fiber Content: 65% Baby Alpaca/10% Cashmere/10% Camel/15% Silk
  • Weight: Sport
  • Gauge: 6-6.5 sts = 1" on US 4
  • Weight/Yardage: 50g/159yd
  • Care: Hand Wash, Dry Flat

Fibre Company Road to China Light is an incredibly soft blend of baby alpaca, cashmere, camel, and silk. The silk adds the slightest hint of luster to the yarn and the colors are incredible. You'll love working with this sportweight yarn. Made in Peru.

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18Road to China Light
 
4.7

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (35)
  • Nice texture (28)
  • Good weight (26)
  • Dyed evenly (19)
  • Knits quickly (17)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Scarves (26)
  • Hats (16)
  • Sweaters (16)
  • Gloves (13)
  • Shawls (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (19), Artist (4), Collector (4), Parent (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (35)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

LOVE!!!

This yarn is so soft, knits up beautifully, and has great stitch definition. I wish I could use it for every project

This yarn is so soft, knits up beautifully, and has great stitch definition. I wish I could use it for every project

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Some colors run

I bought this yarn in 3 colors: pearl grey, abalone, and sapphire. The first two knit up great. My hands turned blue quickly while knitting with sapphire. I would not recommend that...Read complete review

I bought this yarn in 3 colors: pearl grey, abalone, and sapphire. The first two knit up great. My hands turned blue quickly while knitting with sapphire. I would not recommend that color or any of their deeper colors because of that. I returned that color to WEBS.

The yarn is super squishy and soft but so are many others. I don't mind dyes bleeding a bit when washed but not while I am knitting. Until the company improves their dye process, I will buy other yarns.

Reviewed by 40 customers

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4.0

Soft

By Rose of isabel

from Bloomington, IN

About Me Collector

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Soft
  • Takes frogging well

Cons

  • Alpaca has no give, none of the sproing of wool.

Best Uses

    Comments about 18.00 Road to China Light:

    A bit splitty, but ever so soft. It has all the characteristics of a high quality alpaca, but also the lack of give of alpaca.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great Yarn!

    By Nerie Dawn

    from Orem, Utah

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Sheds

    Best Uses

    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about 18.00 Road to China Light:

    I originally got this yarn in a shawl kit, and I very quickly fell in love with it! It does tend to shed, especially when you are working on it, but the practical upside to this is that it makes a really, really gorgeous halo! The finished product is soft, smooth, and beautiful! When I decided I wanted (needed) more, I was very delighted to find that the cost is very reasonable, and the colorways are absolutely gorgeous! This is one that I would definitely recommend to an intermediate or expert knitter. It would not be my first choice for beginners because it does split and shed, I would suggest something more tightly wound. And I would not use it for socks, because it seems like it would wear a hole very quickly if you wore in on your feet. But for a special shawl, sweater, or scarf, particularly one you want that stunning softness and subtle halo effect, this is a must buy yarn!!

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    • No
     
    5.0

    Love, Love, Love this Yarn!!

    By I Luv 2 Knit

    from Smith Mountain Lake, VA

    About Me Enthusiast, Yarn Snob

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Easy To Fix
    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • No Knots
    • Soft
    • Superior Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cowls
      • Gloves
      • Scarves

      Comments about 18.00 Road to China Light:

      I have used this sumptuous yarn in the past in a different color. The dying of the Amertine color is so subtle and all the different hues of the light grayish lilac colors really come out in the light and knitting. I used polished metal circular knitting needles, US #4, with great results. There is very little splitting, NO knots, and very nice stitch definition. This yarn has made a lovely set of fingerless mittens and cowl for a friend's birthday (used about 1 ⅔ skeins). I will definitely consider buying this yarn again!

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      • No
       
      5.0

      Amazing yarn!!

      By Kaitie

      from Carlsbad, CA

      About Me Enthusiast, Obsessed

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cuddly
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Shawls

        Comments about 18.00 Road to China Light:

        This is the most delicious yarn I've found in quite awhile, and very versatile. I'm making a Melanie Berg shawl, Ashburn, with this yarn, and it knits like a dream. It's soft and drapes beautifully. Using US6 x 24 inches and the stitches are flawless. I would highly recommend this for a future shawl project!

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        • No
         
        4.0

        Great yarn

        By A knitter

        from Richland WA

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cowls
          • Scarves

          Comments about 18.00 Road to China Light:

          I am using this yarn to make a striped cowl so I bought several skeins. It is a lovely soft yarn and I am enjoying knitting with it. The colors are rich; my only complaint is that some of the color ends up on my fingers as I knit

          Service and delivery comments:

          Delivery was prompt and arrived within the promised time

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Number One Favorite. Can't wait to purchase more!

          By Emmyma

          from Amherst, NH

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about 18.00 Road to China Light:

              This beautiful yarn is so much more than I expected. Am in love with it!

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              • No
               
              5.0

              This yarn is amazing; super soft, dreamy, luxury knitting,

              By Mamacooks

              from indianaplis

              About Me Enthusiast, Spinner

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Great colors
              • Knits Quickly
              • Luxury Fiber
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Cowls
                • Gloves
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about 18.00 Road to China Light:

                I bought this to Knit Romi's Chilkat Cowl as the recommended yarn. It's beautiful, great to knit with,very soft and lovely vibrant colors. I have ordered more since I can't get enough of knitting with it!!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A Pleasant Surprise

                By Oscara

                from Madison, WI

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Scarves

                  Comments about 18.00 Road to China Light:

                  This yarn was specifically identified for a knitting project/class. The colors were a little different from what I expected, based on the photographs, but still work well together for the pattern. Very soft, and very easy to work with. A few people in the class commented that it split a lot, but I didn't have any trouble with that. The ones who complained were throwers, rather than continental knitters, which may explain the splitting problem.

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                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  YOU ALWAYS HAVE WHAT I NEED @ A GREAT PRICE

                  By Jul

                  from L. I. , New York

                  About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gloves
                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about 18.00 Road to China Light:

                    I made 10 fingerless mitts, one Norro Hat, and a matching cowl. Everyone loved the softness and the feel of luxury.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Feels like petting a kitten

                    By Susansknitworld

                    from Thousand Oaks, CA

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Pleasure to knit with
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gloves
                      • Hats
                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about 18.00 Road to China Light:

                      I just love this yarn. It is such a pleasure to knit with. It feels like the fur of a kitten, but has strenth and stitch integrity. I highly recommend it!

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                      • No

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