I’m pretty confident that I’m not the only knitter who’s been eagerly anticipating the release of this yarn! It combines so many of my favorite fiber-y things: tweed, deep, dimensional heathered colors, and a wool-alpaca blend! So you can probably understand why I was so hot to start a project with it RIGHT AWAY. Those colors above are the ones I’m working with, in the Heavy-Worsted weight. My first order of business was to swatch, which I did with Snowshoe, the lightest color, so I;d be able to see the stitches clearly. Here’s what my swatch looked like:
The larger section was knit on US 7 needles, the smaller on on US 6. I had to go down to size 6 needles to get my gauge (I’m a loose knitter) and before blocking, the fabric felt a bit stiff, though still silky and soft. After blocking though, the Alpaca bloomed and the fabric relaxed into a nice drape. Still sturdy, but also soft and snuggly. It’s a joy to knit with and I’m glad I took on a large project for this yarn.
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