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I’m in love… again…

Another yarn has grabbed me, dragged me into it’s lair, and had it’s way with me! Swoon!
This time it’s The Fibre Company’s Road to China Light. What’s not to love about a blend of 65% Alpaca, 10% Cashmere, 10% Camel and 15% Silk in fabulous colors like these:
It’s so soft and lovely and a dream to touch and handle. So, it deserves a fabulous pattern as well. Here’s what I’m making: 

It’s the Hosta scarf by Nancy Marchant, published in the e-zine Twist Collective.
Hosta is a brioche stitch pattern. Nancy Marchant is the author of the definitive book on brioche stitch, Knitting Brioche, and she has a really great website briochestitch.com. Brioche stitch is not for the faint of heart. I won’t try to explain it here, but suffice to say that it’s a little bit addictive, a little bit difficult, and a lot amazing to look at. Check out Nancy’s website for lots of information and instructions.
In the meantime, bask in the loveliness that is Road to China Light.

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