I love yarn and I love knitting.
But knitting with the Fibre Companys Road to China Light takes both to an entirely new level. Road to China Light is a sport weight yarn, that is 65% Baby Alpaca, 10% Cashmere, 10% Camel and 15% Silk. It comes in a generous 156 yard hank and the colors are irresistible.
The colors of this beautiful yarn has inspired my latest knit scarf pattern.
I'm calling the pattern "Obsidian" a chevron inspired design and is knit using 3 colors of Road to China Light yarn.
Initially, I started weaving in ends after several color changes with a darning needle or crochet hook, depending on the length of the tail. This was tedious and due to the soft and slightly slippery nature of the yarn, my woven-in and clipped tails seemed to wiggle out a bit.
There had to be a better way. My good friend Meg, who is truly gifted, shared with me her technique for weaving in ends as she goes, adapted from a crochet technique. Here is a picture of the results.
Its BRILLIANT! It looks neater and will save an enormous amout of time in the end. I will share a photo tutorial on this technique in the next post.