We were incredibly excited when one of the first large projects we worked on as the new distributors was the product development for the Lightweight Road to China. It is a soft and luxurious lighter weight cousin to the original Road to China with beautiful drape and a slight sheen. At 159 yards/50 grams per skein with a versatile gauge range anywhere from 20 sts/4" for an airy, drapey fabric to 24 sts/4" for colorwork or other more structured fabric, it has quickly become a favorite staple for many of our shops.
The first pattern we are offering, Alice, is a wonderful accessory using a ruched technique with many options for customization. There are three sizes offered -- a smaller version for a closer more "traditional" cowl fit, a wider, longer version for a slouchier look (shown on the model) and a longer scarf-sized version for a more dramatic effect.
Because you cast on the way you would for a traditional rectangular scarf, you can really customized the ruching to fit your desired end result -- longer, shorter, even, random...the possibilities are endless!
Download the free pattern here! Enjoy!