Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Alpaca Tales

Its cold, and the day light hours are shorter and shorter. What is one to do when one has an hour free unexpectedly? That's right, drift into a yarn store and fondle the alpaca. Spot a lovely cowl on one of the sales associates and run to the bank to get the $ just as they try to lock the doors for the night. (nice try, but can't keep me away from my alpacas!) Got the vague idea of how its done, remember Aryn said 96 stitches, but not much else... and lets cast on. I CO 96 st and joined to knit in the round. *5 rows stockinette and five rows of reverse stockinette* 5 times in color A, and 5 times in color B.
Change to color C and *5 rows stockinette and five rows of reverse stockinette* 4 times. now do one more repeat of just 5 rows stockinette.
BO with size US9 to prevent pulling.
Pull on and indulge in the cloud…..

This is a lovely mindless pattern, you could (just saying...) even knit this at a party and have a holiday drink with it, that's how easy it is!

Luxury Cowl / Hood- (kind off)

Needles Addi circs US 8 / 5.0 mm

Yarn Cascade Yarns Eco Duo,

(70% Undyed Baby Alpaca / 30% Undyed Merino Wool)

3 different colorways.