Road to China Hat

I wanted to do a hat as a birthday gift. And, of course, I had a 3 day time frame. (nothing like last minute knitting)

I went to my local yarn shop Atilier San Francisco and explained my dilemma.  I left with Road to China Garter Stitch Beret pattern and two skeins of Road to China yarn.
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This is a great example of the reason WHY to go your local yarn shop. I got yarn that I had never seen before!  Road to China is 65% Baby Alpaca, 10% Cashmere 10%Camel, 15% silk. It is a slice of heaven to touch, and one of the most beautiful yarns I have ever knit with.
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I am going to figure out what else to do with it.

The feel and the weight of this yarn cannot be communicated effectively on-line.
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The hat pattern is a free pattern with purchase of yarn.
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Here is the finished hat.
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I will say this, the pattern calls for two VERY different needle sizes. A small needle for the ribbing. and a big (big) needle for the garter stitch part. It is so big that I NEVER thought the results would look like this.
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The model that I have on staff was uncooperative for the photo shoot. So I had to use a stand-in.

If you want to touch this stuff, or hear about the colors, call Linda, the manager, she will hook you up.

Atelier Yarns

1945 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
415-771-1550

Please note: I was not compensated in any way for this post, the yarn or the review. I really just love the yarn that much.

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