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Alpaca Classic by Rowan


This lovely alpaca/cotton (57%/43%) blend yarn is soft and lightweight.

It is recommended knit at 5.5-6 st/inch and each ball has 131 yards.

Because it has a bit of a halo, the knitted fabric feels soft and cozy and the fibers "fill in" the stitch a bit allowing you the flexibility of knitting at a larger gauge that looks good.

The sweater shown in the right sidebar features some lovely textured stitch in the body and a small yoked colorwork design - just enough of both to keep you interested and engaged without feeling either is too tedious! The trouble will be picking 3 colors for the yoke design there are so many great options.

The hat took 1.5 sks - there was plenty left to make a really generous pompom, but I found a fake fur pom pom that I really liked, so if you want to skip the pom pom altogether (or use a commercial pom pom as I did), then with 3 sks, you could knit 2 hats!

The colors used are 101 for the body and the contrasts are 112, 123, 119 and 109

Price per skein: $10.50



Alpaca Classic

111, 113, 113

128, 107

129, 101

131, 115

123, 108, 102

119, 114

110, 121, 122

103, 104, 109


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