Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Misti Alpaca

Late again!  This week's yarn post is the whole company, or at least the yarns I choose from this company.

Misti Alpaca is one of those lovely small companies that create beautiful yarns using natural fibres.  In this case each yarn features Alpaca, a lovely soft fibre that is light and warm.  When blended with wool and nylon it creates a soft and warm sock yarn, but it really is too nice for most sock patterns.  

 I was inspired by the Linen stitch scarf pattern to try a 'one colour' version.  The dyed to the stitch colourways are very good for this design.  The texture is lovely and one ball makes a nice scarf.  If you knit for knitting's sake then this  is a great patten for you.

If however you like quick projects this cowl is just the trick.  Using Misti Alpaca Handpaint Chunky it works up quick and soft. Looks great over a sweater and under a jacket.

 New to the shop is Qolla a worsted weight, Alpaca and Merino blend. The colours are amazing.

I am surprised that I have not taken a skein home to 'test'.

Also new this week is another order from Koigu, 12 new colours...Linen stitch scarf anyone!

See you Soon.

1 comment:

Paula said...

Oh, how I love Misti Alpaca. The colours, the feel -if only it wasn't for this darn alpaca allergy :(