Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday Morning Knit Wit - Alpaca

I really love working with alpaca fiber. And I really like the results of a knit alpaca scarf even more.  Alpaca is one of the softest and warmest natural fiber. 

My newest etsy listing is a handknit 50% alpaca 50% merino wool scarf with 3 rows of subtle cables. It is knit on smaller needles that I usually use and is very delicate and drapes perfectly.  I loved knitting with this yarn due to the softness.

Again, I used the cable pattern that doesn't use a cable needle, so it knit up quickly. 

I'm also spinning some of my own 100% alpaca.  I'm not sure about the colors quite yet, but looking forward to seeing them combined when plyed together.  I think I'll call this Arizona Sun Rise.....

What is your favorite yarn to knit with?  One of my goals is to try everything available at some point in my life.  I guess I'd better get knitting! 

Until next week ~  Keep you needles clicking!


April said...

My needles have been clicking this weekend. I have faint hope that my shawl will ever be done. As for alpaca, it is simply the best fiber. Why ever use anything else?

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