Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Alpaca Sox Shawl

Our very own Emily designed a beautiful shawl using one skein of Alpaca Sox a few months back.  Classic Elite loved the pattern and published it one of their webletters!  They also added a large size using two skeins. 
It's now available free on Ravelry here

Shown here in the large version using color 1823 Strawberry.

She used a sweet lacy picot bind off.  I love the way it looks.

Shown here in the small size using color 1826 Pansy.

Here is the original shawl Emily made in the color 1872 Dried Herbs.  The simple mix of garter and stockinette looks beautiful with both the variegated and the tonal kettle dyed.

The yarn, Alpaca Sox, is a fingering weight yarn at 8 sts/in and a soft mix of 60% alpaca, 20% merino wool, 20% nylon with 450 yards in a skein.  We have so much fun using sock yarns for shawls and scarves on bigger needles.  It's soft and lightweight, making this wearable almost all year round!

-Annie, Yarn Garden

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