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This lovely baby alpaca blend (50 alpaca, 30 wool and 20 bamboo viscose) yarn is recommended knit at 7-8 sts/inch on a 2-3, but for a gorgeous shawl it could easily be knit on a 4-5.

Featuring a "tropical" palette, I've got my eye on the Folded Poncho pattern from Ravelry for it - simple, elegant, wearable.

Each skein has 200 yards.

I had a baby blanket knit from this on display in the store last year and it garnered so many oohs and aahs! It is NOT machine washable, so anything for a baby would be a real indulgence and require some extra care!

But this yarn has a gorgeous hand and would be a wonderful shawl, wrap or cowl. Although I don't usually like alpaca for a sweater, this yarn has 30% wool included with gives it some structure and elasticity, so I would make an exception here. And what a cozy hat it would make, too, for those with sensitive foreheads!

Price: $13.99/sk


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