Outside the 5th Ring Road
In my ongoing quest to find yarn in Beijing, I tried another market recommended by the Beijing Guild. Maofangcheng is also known as the Fabric Market. From what I read, you can have wool and cashmere coats tailor made from any fabric shop inside the five-story building.
The first task was getting there. The market is located on the Northeastern side of the city just outside the 5th Ring Road, far from where I am staying.
It was well worth the trip. Among the five floors of wool, cashmere and silk fabrics, were almost two full floors of yarn shops. Two — floors — of — yarn. I only took a couple of photographs. All you have to do is imagine walls of yarn in store after store after store.
These cones are wrapped in fine thin threads of cashmere.
My first purchase was in Store #205 where I picked up this colorful wool and mohair blend. So festive!
I also could not resist these lovely purples.
In Store #315, I picked up five balls of this luscious cerulean blue yarn.
Next I found this jewel-toned mohair in Store #323.
I fell in love with this orange cotton and cashmere blend. It reminds me of creamsicles!
My last purchase was this amazingly soft cotton and cashmere blend that one of the ladies was using to knit a shawl.
I took this partial cake of unknown yardage. It is made up of 11 thinly spun threads.
As I was getting ready to leave, I decided to pick up a couple of crochet hooks.
I spent a total of ¥280 or about $46. Now how am I going to get all this yarn home?