Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Alpaca Test Shawls

First of all, let me say that these are not the best pictures I have ever taken.  We were in a hurry and some of them are blurry and I didn't look at them at the time, so we didn't know it.  There are also a lot where Girl's eyes are closed or her face is funny - again, I didn't look at them closely at the time.  The point is to show off the shawls.

The first shawl is the one made from the alpaca silk blends - the darker color is the 70% alpaca, 30% silk blend and the lighter is the 70% alpaca, 20% merino, 10% silk blend.  These were lovely yarns to knit with and this was a terrific pattern to knit.  I thoroughly enjoyed knitting this Arroyo shawl/scarf.

This is the Piper's Journey Shawl/Scarf.  This one was the model's favorite and she wore it for the rest of the day.  I might need more of all three of these yarns to make another one of these for her.

It turned out quite long because I just kept going until I pretty much ran out of yarn.   There were 200 yards of each of the black and brown and 300 yards of the white.  There is less than a yard of each of the black and brown but since there was more of the white, there is a bit of it left, but not a lot.  The black was the 80% Alpaca, 20% merino and the brown was the 70% Alpaca, 30% merino.  The white was the Fantasy Fibers 80% Alpaca, 20% merino.

Zuzu helped on all aspects of the knitting, blocking, modeling and posting of this entry.



Jane McLellan said...

Beautiful. And I can imagine how soft they must feel.

Dena said...

Let's see. If you wait until shearing time, La Negrita is a pure black, Kizmet is a bay black, Syringa is a dark brown, Polo is a dark fawn and Encanto is a light fawn. You can use shades to your hearts content.

Bonnie said...

They are both very pretty. Girl did a great job of modeling them.