it’s the natural colour of an Alpaca named ‘Sandy’ from the farm – one of the things I love about buying yarn from them is getting the name of the Alpaca instead of dye lots :)
I was looking for something cuddly to make out of some of the alpaca skeins I bought last autumn at Alpaca Acres in Stratford. Alpaca is so soft and luxurious – I knew it would make a great wrap!
I selected the Citizen Shawl by Liz Abinante. I have knitted her Travelling Woman shawl a few times and thought this would be perfect.
For anyone trying this pattern out, a few warnings! The pattern has got a few holes in it – the most important one being that you should end up with 251 stitches before the lace pattern, instead of 248, so make sure you download the latest version.
Here is my Ravelry project page where I list all the changes I made to the pattern. It’s easy enough, and some of the changes are obvious, but I think they might be tricky for someone new to lace knitting.
The shawl was a gift for my lovely friend Annie. Her and her partner Jane have created the most beautiful home, filled with art and warmth and music. In fact, their home is so lovely it deserves it’s own post later on this week!
I still have 3 precious skeins of Alpaca left in the “Sandy” colourway – I’m looking for a fabulous summer wrap pattern! Any ideas?
Shireenn your shawl is gorgeous, I love the lace trim. check out these patterns.
I just finished http://www.evelynclarkdesigns.com/pdf/Swallowtail.pdf, great pattern and I always wanted to give charts & nupps a try. I love this pattern and it turned out great. Now I have the itch to crochet so I will be doing the Dahlia Shawl after I finish a few projects. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dahlia-shawl.
But we are heading into shearing season so my projects will get a bit neglected.
Beautiful Alpaca! so soft and scrummy, that shawl is certainly a winner :-)
What about Cladonia? Very pretty and you could incorporate some of your stash with the alpaca…..http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cladonia
thanks baamekniits for the pattern idea “Cladonia” just queued it, gorgeous!
That. Is. Gorgeous!! I love the color you’ve chosen too. I wish I had an idea for your next skein of that beautiful yarn, but I’m kind of new at this :(