I received two luscious skeins of yarn as a gift last year and have been itching to use them. It took several months for me to decide on a pattern. The yarn is in a weight I don’t use often (bulky), and the fiber is something I’ve never worked with (alpaca). I wanted to do the colors and soft yarn justice.
This is the result. 🙂
Started — September 3
Completed — September 19
Duration — 17 days = 2.4 weeks
Reversible Strips Scarf by Marji LaFreniere
This pattern is fun and interesting. The stripes are horizontal on one side, and vertical on the other. This effect is achieved via ribbing that incorporates slipped stitches. It sounds complicated, but is actually quite easy to do. The ribbing also makes it extra-squishy. 🙂
Cascade Yarns Baby Alpaca Chunky
100% baby alpaca
Blue — 0.97 skeins = 104.8 yds used
Purple — 0.99 skeins = 106.6 yds used
This yarn is soft and fluffy. The only downside is that it is quite fuzzy, and those little hairs transfer onto clothing. But I don’t care. I think these colors will look great with my winter jacket, which is black with silver finishes.